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February 23rd, 2010

Scientists 'improving society' - poll

Abstract:
A survey has found 84 per cent of Australians feel positive about the impact of science and technological advance on the community, and this figure has remained stable over the past five years.

The news would come as some relief to scientists who have faced a concerted and public attack on issues such as climate change and immunisation in recent months, agreed Dr Craig Cormick.

The figures were drawn from research which probed views surrounding nanotechnology and, more broadly, perceptions of scientists and how their work impacted on society.

The research also found 74 per cent of Australians have heard of nanotechnology - though about a third of these people did not know what the term meant.

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