The field of nanotechnology spans a range of scientific fields, all of which are investigating the manipulation of materials at the atomic and molecular level. At this scale, the principles of Newtonian physics--gravity, electricity, and magnetism--are no longer dominant, and instead the laws of quantum mechanics prevail. Nanotechnology holds much promise for scientific learning as well as practical application in technological, medical, and other related fields. Unlike the huge breakthroughs that have marked scientific discovery in the past, experts predict that the field of nanotechnology will be marked by numerous smaller discoveries. In 2003, Congress passed legislation supporting research and development in the area of nanotechnology. Isn't it about time that we understand what potential effects this may have on our society?
This book can be found in HECSA Library:
Nanotechnology: Science, Innovation, and Opportunity
Lynn E. Foster
T 174.7 .F68 2006