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March 17th, 2006

Nanotechnology and Our Energy Challenge

Abstract:
Richard Smalley: I’ve increasingly begun to believe that a grand challenge before us - the world and humanity - is what I call “the terawatt challenge.” I’ve been looking into the energy issue and I’ve been on a quest for terawatts, or trillions of watts of electricity. What I’m looking for is to solve what I believe is the most important problem facing humanity, the problem of generating energy of the magnitude that we will need in this century for what could very well turn out to be ten billion people on the planet.

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