Tuesday, August 17, 2004

Don't NanoTread on Me

Like it or not, science rolls on (Albany Democrat-Herald)

    In the mid-valley we are supposed to be excited about the prospect of "nanoscience," the notion that mankind needs a "host of new materials and devices" - as our business editor put it recently - constructed on the size scale of a few atoms or molecules. The skeptical layman scratches his head and says: Whoa. Hold your horses. Just a minute. Not so fast.

    ...Technical innovations are forced on people whether they want them or not. And if something can be done, it will be done. That's why we have nuclear weapons that can kill small countries with one blow and cell phones that can be used while driving or standing in the checkout line. More here

NanoBot Backgrounder
Sen. Clinton on nano-inequities and nano-economics
Gray Goo Who?
'The hype and the fear'

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