Today is the second Tuesday of March which can mean only one thing: Periodic Tables! Periodic Tables is a monthly event that brings interesting speakers "where curious adults can meet in a casual setting to discuss the latest science in plain English." Periodic Tables is organized by our friends at the Museum of Life and Science.
When: March 9, 2010 | 7:00 P.M.
Where: Broad Street Café in Durham, NC
Who: Dr. Emily Bernhardt, Assistant Professor of Biology at Duke University and Program Leader at the Center for Environmental Implication of NanoTechnology
Nanotechnology has the enormous potential to change our society. New advances in medicine, energy production, environmental cleanup and better access to clean water are just a few of the many possibilities. According to the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies, the number of products that use nanomaterials has increased almost 380% since 2006. But, is it the same special properties that make nanoscale materials so useful that also pose potential risks to humans and the environment?
Join Dr. Emily Bernhardt from the Center for the Environmental Implications of NanoTechnology to discuss the fate of nanomaterials in our environment and why you should care.