- About Us
- Career Center
- Nano-Social Network
- Nano Consulting
- My Account
Little science is big news, or is it? Does the media tend to hype nanotechnology, or neglect it? Do newspaper headlines focus more on nanotechnology's risks than its benefits? How do journalists write stories on a technology about which most Americans know next to nothing and that is invisible to the human eye?
With governments, corporations and venture capitalists spending $9.6 billion annually on nanotechnology research and development, and with an estimated $2.6 trillion in global manufactured goods incorporating nanotechnology—or about 15% of total output—expected by 2014, there is a lot at stake in how these questions are answered.
The Woodrow Wilson Center's Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies will explore these questions at a program featuring The Washington Post's science and medical reporter Rick Weiss, and Leigh University professor Sharon M. Friedman. Mr. Weiss will talk about the challenges of writing about nanotechnology, especially in the face of scant popular understanding of the technology or its potential to change virtually every aspect of people's lives. Professor Friedman will report her findings from six years of tracking U.S. and U.K. newspaper and wire service coverage of nanotechnology risks, work she did in collaboration with Brenda P. Egolf of Lehigh University.
The event and live webcast will take place on Wednesday, December 13th at 10:00 a.m. in the 5th Floor Conference Room of the Woodrow Wilson Center
*** Webcast LIVE at http://www.wilsoncenter.org/nano ***
What: Nanotechnology: The Story Behind the Headlines
Who: Rick Weiss, Medical and Science Reporter, The Washington Post
Sharon M. Friedman, Professor and Director of the Science & Environmental Writing Program, and Associate Dean, Lehigh University
David Rejeski, Director, Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies
When: Wednesday, December 13th, 2006, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Where: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 5th Floor Conference Room. 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
About Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
The Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies was launched in 2005 by the Wilson Center and The Pew Charitable Trusts. It is dedicated to helping business, governments, and the public anticipate and manage the possible health and environmental implications of nanotechnology.
For more information, please click here
Sharon McCarter, Director of Outreach and Communications
Phone: (202) 691-4016
Copyright © Woodrow Wilson International Center for ScholarsIf you have a comment, please Contact us.
Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.
|Related News Press|
Simple attraction: Researchers control protein release from nanoparticles without encapsulation: U of T Engineering discovery stands to improve reliability and fabrication process for treatments to conditions such as spinal cord damage and stroke May 28th, 2016
Are humans the new supercomputer?Today, people of all backgrounds can contribute to solving serious scientific problems by playing computer games. A Danish research group has extended the limits of quantum physics calculations and simultaneously blurred the boundaries between mac April 14th, 2016
UCLA nanoscientists engage shoppers in fun conversations March 8th, 2016
Risk Analysis Publishes Non-Animal Strategy to Assess Nanomaterials February 24th, 2016
Novel gene therapy shows potential for lung repair in asthma May 18th, 2016
Nanometrics Announces Upcoming Investor Events May 10th, 2016