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April 12th, 2006

Will nano help solve 21st century challenges?

In this century, with a human population of nearly 6.5 billion, Earth has become a human world. No one doubts that we'll need different kinds of solutions to many of the problems that humans have always faced: food, fuel, water, shelter. Plus we face entirely new problems that our ancestors couldn't have imagined. National Medal of Science winner George Whitesides is a pioneer in the fields of nanotechnology and nanoscience research. Earth & Sky's Eleanor Imster spoke to him in September, 2005, asking how nanotechnology can help humanity in the 21st century.


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