After posting my responses to the report (House of Lords Committee on Science, Technology and Industry: Nanotechnologies and food) late yesterday, it’s interesting to see what other people are saying. As per the headlines, most of the focus has been on the food industry’s secrecy about its nanotechnology research. Here are a couple samples at BBC News and at Nanowerk. I was a little surprised to see that Andrew Maynard extolled the two sections (regulation and communication) that I thought were the weakest. Andrew’s review is here. He also deconstructs a ‘tabloid science’ article about the report in the UK’s Daily Mail here to discover that there’s some good reporting hidden after the headlines.
I don’t usually comment on the doings of the Canadian Parliament and I’m not breaking with my own tradition since Stephen Harper, for no apparent reason, has prorogued parliament until March 2010. I gather I’m not the only one who’s somewhat upset, The Econ0mist has been scathing in its criticism of the move as per this article at CBC News and at least one poll indicates that the Canadian populace is not amused.
For a complete change of pace (and thanks to an article by Fast Company’s Cliff Kuang), I’m going to direct you to a website where you can discover which typeface best expresses your personality,
What Type are You? (Password: Character)
Typefaces are fascinating to me and this sit is a lot of fun if you share the interest. You might want to read Cliff Kuang’s article first so the analyst doesn’t surprise you. Also, I must confess it took me a few too many minutes to figure out what to do and the analyst made sure I was aware of it in a most amusing fashion.