Home > News > Nanotechnology researchers speak out
July 12th, 2007
Nanotechnology researchers speak out
The University of South Carolina has released a survey of nanotechnology researchers' views on various nanotech issues. For example, most agreed that:
Nanotechnology will draw more students into science, engineering and math than would otherwise have chosen to study in these fields.
I think this is already true — after all, students have been reading about nanotech since 1986.
Researchers also identified "Medicine and health" as the second most highly rated answer to "How important do you believe nanotechnology's benefits will be for society over the next 20 years in each of the following areas…" exceeded only by new material development. Interestingly, a plurality of 48% agreed that:
In general, ordinary people think of nanotechnology as very small robots.
Sounds right to me. If there's one nanotech-based application that people want (at least in the U.S.), it's active, robot-like devices to go into the body and make repairs where they are needed. Rather than complain about that impression, it would behoove us to fulfill it. After all, taxpayers are paying a lot of money for NNIs around the world. —Christine
survey of nanotechnology researchers’ views
Biosensors Get a Boost from Graphene Partnership: $5 Million Investment Supports Dozens of Jobs and Development of 300mm Fabrication Process and Wafer Transfer Facility September 18th, 2014
Malvern technology delivers Malvern reliability in multi-disciplinary lab at Queen Mary University London September 9th, 2014
State University of New York Trustees Unanimously Approve SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) as New Name for Merged SUNY CNSE / SUNYIT September 9th, 2014
New Vice President Takes Helm at CNSE CMOST: Catherine Gilbert To Lead CNSE Children’s Museum of Science and Technology Through Expansion And Relocation August 29th, 2014
Engineered proteins stick like glue — even in water: New adhesives based on mussel proteins could be useful for naval or medical applications September 22nd, 2014
Smallest possible diamonds form ultra-thin nanothreads: Diamond nanothreads are likely to have extraordinary properties, including strength and stiffness greater than that of today's strongest nanotubes and polymers September 22nd, 2014
Twisted graphene chills out: When two sheets of graphene are stacked in a special way, it is possible to cool down the graphene with a laser instead of heating it up, University of Manchester researchers have shown September 22nd, 2014
New star-shaped molecule breakthrough: Scientists at The University of Manchester have generated a new star-shaped molecule made up of interlocking rings, which is the most complex of its kind ever created September 22nd, 2014