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March 5th, 2008

The Perils of Nanotech, Part 1: Dancing in the Dark

Abstract:
There's probably no field of applied scientific research with applications as diverse and implications as profound as nanotechnology. Advances are coming fast and the research environment is heady as billions of dollars each year go into nanotech research and development.

"When the nanotech wave comes to shore, it will bring rapid, monumental, inescapable and potentially devastating change. Nanotechnology is a 'platform technology,' meaning that it has the potential to alter or completely transform the current state of the art in every major industrial sector, not just one -- medicine, food and agriculture, electronics and computing, materials and manufacturing. In the coming years, technologies converging at the nanoscale will revolutionize the design and manufacture of new materials across all industrial sectors," the ETC Group's Kathy Jo Wetter, Ph.D., told TechNewsWorld.

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