Posts in Nanotechnology
Learning about nanotechnology here in South Africa has meant learning a lot of new acronyms. I was surprised the other day when a scientist mentioned two familiar acronyms that, at first, seemed somewhat out of context in a discussion about nano in South Africa. But it turns out that FIFA and NIH are extremely important abbreviations when it comes to what influences this scientist's research, and how South African research funds can leave the country.
Here I offer my reflections on some of the highlights of the presentation by Dr. J. Storrs Hall of the Foresight Institute, entitled "Feynman's Pathway to Nanomanufacturing," and the panel discussion that followed, “How Do We Get There from Here?” Discussions such as these are crucial opportunities to reflect on – and potentially shape – emerging technologies whose destinies are often left to be determined by “market forces.”
Part of me feels pretty dejected. I came all the way from Arizona, too! Why is Benny getting all the attention?
So, would you say that
the results of your research indicate that there is no need to worry about the
release of silver nanoparticles from consumer products into the environment?
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