Nanotechnology - 
      Toby Shelley

Nanotechnology

New Promises, New Dangers

This book talks about buckyballs, quantum dots, golden triangles, and organic light-emitting diodes. Welcome to the world of nanotechnology - the engineering of new materials and new products at the infinitesimally small, or nano, scale. Les mer
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This book talks about buckyballs, quantum dots, golden triangles, and organic light-emitting diodes. Welcome to the world of nanotechnology - the engineering of new materials and new products at the infinitesimally small, or nano, scale. Virtually every large corporation now has a nanotechnology operation. The US government is putting in serious investment. Huge promises are held out in the fields of medicine, energy, computing. But there is little public debate, no regulatory framework and little research into the health, environmental or safety implications. This book explains the fast moving world of the new technology and who controls it. It explores the potential consequences for individuals, the environment, and relations between the powers. Nanotechnology could bridge or widen the gap between rich and poor - this is the political decision that civil society must address.
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Forlag: Zed Books Ltd
Innbinding: Innbundet
Språk: Engelsk
Sider: 192
ISBN: 9781842776865
Format: 20 x 13 cm
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SERIE:
VURDERING
Gi vurdering
Les vurderinger
Introduction
1. The Emerging World of Nanotechnology
2. Nanotechnology Goes to War
3. Timescales: From just around the Corner to over the Rainbow
4. Investment: Owning the Keys to the Kingdom
5. The threat
6. From Cold War to Star Wars to Nanowars?
7. The Great Divide
8. Convergence of Technologies: Raising the stakes
9. Taming the Genie
Notes
Further reading
Index
Toby Shelley has reported from many countries in the Middle East, North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa over the course of 20 years as a journalist. He works for the Financial Times. Previously he was regional energy news editor for Dow Jones Newswires. He contributes regularly to Middle East International. His published work includes chapters in several books published by Zed and Khamsin and a short work on Palestinian trade unions in the West Bank. He first visited the Sahrawi refugee camps in 1988 and has followed the issue for many years.