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Edwards, Steven A.
The Nanotech Pioneers
Where Are They Taking Us?

1. Edition January 2006
39.90 Euro
2006. XIII, 244 Pages, Hardcover
46 Fig., 26 Tab. 
- General Reading -
ISBN 978-3-527-31290-0 - Wiley-VCH, Weinheim




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A vivid and realistic look at nanotechnology, written by an insider and experienced science writer, providing a view of how this new field will affect people in the near future. The author also looks at the social, political and economic changes involved.

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Chapter 1: The Promise of NanotechnologyDEFINING NANOTECHNOLOGYTOP-DOWN VERSUS BOTTOM-UP MANUFACTURINGWHAT IS IN SOOT? - DIFFERENT FORMS OF CARBONAN ALTERNATIVE NATUREMONEY MAKES THE WORLD GO 'ROUNDWHO KNOWS ABOUT NANO?THE PROMISE OF NANOSKEPTICSCONTEMPORANEOUS HISTORYChapter 2: The VisionariesRICHARD FEYNMANK. ERIC DREXLERRALPH MERKLERAY KURZWEILCRITICISM OF THE DREXLERIAN VISIONJAMES VON EHRMIKE ROCOChapter 3: On the Road to Nano-LITHOGRAPHYMOLECULAR BIOLOGYSUPRAMOLECULAR CHEMISTRYChapter 4: NanotoolsTHE ELECTRON MICROSCOPESCANNING PROBE MICROSCOPES: STM, AFM AND VARIANTS THEREOFANGSTROVISIONNANOMANIPULATORSChapter 5: Nanoparticles and Other NanomaterialsDISCOVERING THE BUCKYBALLCARBON NANOTUBESDENDRIMERSAntibodies and anti-antibodiesDendrimers as sensorsDendrimers as DrugsDendrimeric DisplaysQUANTUM DOTSColloidal Quantum DotsQuantum Dots in Biology and MedicineQuantum Dots in ElectronicsChapter 6: Learning From Old Mother NatureTHE GECKO'S FOOTTHE EYE OF THE STARFISH---THE OPTICAL NETWORK OF THE SPONGETHE ABALONE'S SHELLDIATOMS-THE ORIGINAL SILICON CHIPSNATURAL NANOTUBESSYNTHETIC NERVE MEMBRANESCO-OPTING BIOLOGYChapter 7: NanoelectronicsSPINTRONICSNANOTUBE MEMORY CHIPS: NRAMNANOWIRESTHIN FILMS OF GLOWING POLYMERSNANOROBOTICSChapter 8: Nanotech Enabled BiomedicineStagesDELIVERING DRUGSMEDICAL IMAGING-X-Ray TubesMAKING THE WORLD SAFE FOR MRI (PLUS SOME OTHER STUFF)Other Contrast AgentsNANOSHELLS FOR THERAPYPUMPSTHE STRANGE CASE OF NANOBACTERIAMEDICAL DIAGNOSTICSSmart DustNanoarrays for Biomedical AssaysMOVING WATER AROUND, A LITTLE AT A TIMENANOSCALE ANTENNA CONTROLS DNAARTIFICIAL JOINTSARTIFICIAL ORGANSThe Artificial RetinaBrain/Machine InterfaceARTIFICIAL CELLSRE-INVENTING BIOLOGYChapter 9: Financing Nanotech DreamsCHARLIE HARRIS, VENTURE CAPITALISTIMPLEMENTING THE NATIONAL NANOTECH INITIATIVEChapter 10: Mega-Sized Projects that Could Use Tiny Technology--Three Somewhat Grandiose ChallengesENERGY-INDEPENDENCE FROM FOSSIL FUELSGreen energyTHE SPACE ELEVATORBUILDING A QUANTUM COMPUTERHow do you build a quantum computer?Chapter 11: Fear of Nano--Dangers and Ethical ChallengesTHE GREY GOO SCENARIOTHE GREEN GOO SCENARIOENVIRONMENTAL CATASTROPHE DUE TO INHALEABLE OR INGESTIBLE NANOPARTICLESPEOPLE WILL LIVE FOREVER LEADING TO OVERPOPULATIONONLY RICH PEOPLE WILL LIVE FOREVERNANOTECHNOLOGY WILL TURN US INTO CYBORGSNANOTECHNOLOGY COULD CREATE WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTIONNANOTECH WILL CREATE MACHINES THAT ARE SMARTER THAN HUMAN BEINGSNANOTECH WILL HASTEN THE ARRIVAL OF THE SINGULARITYREGULATING NANOTECHChapter 12: Final Thoughts on The Destination

 





 

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