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September 8th, 2012
Public Awareness of Nanotechnology Continues to Dwindle
The numbers are in again and it seems that Americans are still largely ignorant of nanotechnology's existence.
Five years ago the Project on Emerging Technology commissioned a poll to determine the awareness of nanotechnology among the U.S. population. At the time, there was surprise that only 6 percent of Americans had "heard a lot" about nanotechnology, down from 10 percent in 2006.
It seems that in the years since, the number has slipped even further. Only 5 percent of the population now claims to have "heard a lot" about nanotechnology. It seems that a seemingly endless parade of public outreach projects hasn't raised the nation's nano-consciousness.
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