Nanotech Gearing Up For Big Holiday; Micro Field Goes Mainstream; With assortment of gifts, group aims to enlighten public about the benefits
If good things come in small packages, this should be quite a season for holiday gift giving. More than 350 types of nanotechnology consumer products might show up under Christmas trees year, say officials of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The group hosted a Web broadcast Tuesday to raise awareness about products that use some form of the technology.
With more than 350 nanoproducts already on the market, it is time for a programme of research that fully addresses concerns about the safety of nanotechnology.
Maynard and co-authors also highlight the need to communicate the results of research on risks and benefits to decision-makers and consumers. Indeed, research has already started in this area and on page 153 Steve Currall and co-workers report the results of the first large-scale empirical study of how consumers view the risks and benefits of nanotechnology.
L’Occitane is preparing for a showdown with a rich global competitor. In July, the beauty giant L’Or? wrapped up its purchase of L’Occitane’s longtime British rival, the Body Shop International, for £652 million ($1.2 billion).
The takeover has provoked shudders in the quirky market for natural cosmetics. These are companies that wear their hearts and politics on their labels and products — from public opposition to animal testing of ingredients to socially responsible shopping bags made of algae.
L’Occitane is preparing for the ultimate showdown with a rich global competitor that is casting a big shadow. In July, the beauty giant L’Oréal wrapped up its £652 million, or $1.2 billion, purchase of L’Occitane’s longtime British rival, The Body Shop. The takeover has provoked shudders in the quirky market for natural cosmetics among companies that wear their hearts and politics on their labels and products – from public opposition to testing of ingredients on animals to environmentally responsible shopping bags made of algae.
UPDATE: Andrew Barkett is leaving his post as senior engineer at Facebook to bring his decade of experience in Silicon Valley to become the first-ever chief technology officer for the Republican National Committee.The June 4 announcement has stirred a whirlwind of media coverage, including the Huffington Post and Washington Post.Bark
Agilent Technologies’ Electronic Measurement Group is a $3.6 billion business that over the past decade has seen a dramatic shift in its customer base from U.S., and Western European customers to predominantly Asia-based customers. Today, the majority of the division’s revenues are generated outside of the U.S., with an increasing concentration in China.
(Davis, CA) — The UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s full-time MBA program has been ranked among the top six percent of AACSB International-accredited programs nationwide, according to U.S. News & World Report’s latest graduate business school rankings released today.