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11.06.2021 | Original Research Paper Open Access

European Legal Protection of Employees’ Health Working with Nanoparticles in the Context of the Christian Vision of Human Work

The article analyses European regulations concerning the health protection at work with nanomaterials in the context of the Christian vision of human work. The increasingly widespread presence of nanotechnology in workplaces requires serious …

Maciej Jarota

02.06.2021 | Original Research Paper

Manufacturing Life, What Life? Ethical Debates Around Biobanks and Social Robots

In this paper, we explore how the definition of life takes on an essential character in the ethical debates around health technologies, with life thus being manufactured in the tensions and conflicts around the use of such artefacts and devices.

Núria Vallès-Peris, Violeta Argudo-Portal, Miquel Domènech

04.01.2021 | Original Research Paper Open Access

Rethinking Assistive Technologies: Users, Environments, Digital Media, and App-Practices of Hearing

Against the backdrop of an aging world population increasingly affected by a diverse range of abilities and disabilities as well as the rise of ubiquitous computing and digital app cultures, this paper questions how mobile technologies mediate …

Beate Ochsner, Markus Spöhrer, Robert Stock

09.08.2019 | Editorial


Christopher Coenen

05.08.2019 | Original Research Paper

Scientific Research on Nanotechnology in Latin American Journals Published in SciELO: Bibliometric Analysis of Gender Differences

Papers on nanotechnology in the Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO) database were studied bibliometrically. The terms ‘nanotechnology’, ‘nanoparticle’, ‘graphene’, ‘fullerene’, ‘nanotube’ and ‘quantum dot’ were used for the search in …

Elizabeth Duran, Katherine Astroza, Jaime Ocaranza-Ozimica, Damary Peñailillo, Iskra Pavez-Soto, Rodrigo Ramirez-Tagle

01.08.2019 | Discussion Note

Responsible Bioentrepreneurs

The principles of responsible bioentrepreneurship are a call for multiple stakeholders to engage in a manifold discourse driving a solution-oriented innovation process.

Karsten Bolz, Christine Volkmann

22.07.2019 | Original Research Paper Open Access

RRI and Patenting: a Study of European Patent Governance

This paper addresses the topic of patenting related to the notion of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI). Focusing on patents in the field of biotechnology, we assess to what extent current patenting practices of the European Patent …

Ellen-Marie Forsberg, Nico Groenendijk

20.07.2019 | Original Research Paper

From “Safe by Design” to Scientific Changes: Unforeseen Effects of Controversy Surrounding Nanotechnology in France

Based on fieldwork, this article highlights the unexpected effects of controversies about nanotechnology in France. These controversies stem in particular from a strong challenge to the field by civil society protests and criticism concerning …

Marie-Gabrielle Suraud

31.05.2019 | Original Research Paper

Reviewing the Concept of Technological Singularities: How Can It Explain Human Evolution?

The concept of “technological singularity”, while controversial, is typically applied to predict the next explosion of intelligence related to advances in computers and artificial intelligence. A potential “rise of machines” has been explored at …

De Leon Petta Gomes da Costa