Home > News > What is the Role of the Public in Nanotechnology's Development?
September 25th, 2011
What is the Role of the Public in Nanotechnology's Development?
Science to my mind always seemed to be an inquiry on how the world around us operates. If it serves anything, it might be our curiosity, but I am wondering if we might be confusing science with technology when we see it as providing some kind of service to citizens and consumers.
Anyway, the main point of the piece seems to be that we should focus on what the public actually wants to know instead of what scientists believe they should know.
News and information
Whirlpools on the Nanoscale Could Multiply Magnetic Memory: At the Advanced Light Source, Berkeley Lab scientists join an international team to control spin orientation in magnetic nanodisks May 22nd, 2013
Bacterial spare parts filter antibiotic residue from groundwater May 22nd, 2013
UofL scientists uncover how grapefruits provide a secret weapon in medical drug delivery May 22nd, 2013
Atomic-Scale Investigations Solve Key Puzzle of LED Efficiency: MIT and Brookhaven Lab scientists use electron microscopy imaging techniques to settle a solid-state controversy and raise new experimental possibilities May 22nd, 2013
Yet Another Nanomaterial Does a Good Job at Oil Spill Remediation May 4th, 2013
Our new nanotech blog: Small World April 23rd, 2013
Combining Nanowires and Memristors Could Lead to Brain-like Computing April 4th, 2013
Nanoparticles Combined with Light Reverses Rusting April 1st, 2013
Oh, Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree: A nano end for Christmas tree needles January 2nd, 2013
INIC Inks MoU to Apply Nanotechnology in Iran's Carpet Industry December 18th, 2012
IBN Welcomes Its First 9-Year-Old ‘Scientist’: IBN and Make-A-Wish Foundation Singapore Make Kidney Patient’s Dream Come True December 10th, 2012
The music of the silks: Researchers synthesize a new kind of silk fiber — and find that music can help fine-tune the material’s properties November 28th, 2012