Definitions of nanotechnology have been in an almost constant state of flux since the ‘birth’ of the discipline in the late 80s. I say birth, but perhaps ‘coalescence’ is a more correct term. When a new scientific field comes into being, it draws on previous work and expertise – often from disparate sources – as it finally fuses into a bona-fide discipline of its own.
An incredibly well-preserved fossil of two duelling dinosaurs is set to go under the hammer this month, fetching as much as $10m – but at what cost to science?
Is our need for clean making our children – and us – sick?
Readers of our print edition will have recieved the second of the LN Companion Series of supplements. In it, we take a look at microbiology – possibly the one of the most diverse disciplines in modern science. No real surprise perhaps, given the sheer amount of raw material that there is to work with.