A role for nanotech applications can be seen in the responses to the US energy crisis made by both candidates for the US Presidency.
For those of us who can't get enough nanotechnology info, now there's a one-hour radio show/podcast every week to download and enjoy while you drive or work out, hosted by [...]
The popular NSF-funded Earth & Sky radio series — "illuminating pathways to a vibrant and sustainable future for over six million people daily" — has been focusing on nanotech for [...]
Howard Miller brings our attention to a big section on nanotech at National Geographic this month (June 2006 issue). You can get a taste of it on their website, but [...]
Prof. David Berube's new book has just been published: Nano-Hype: The Truth Behind the Nanotechnology Buzz. From the publisher: "Nanotechnology, the science of molecular engineering at the atomic scale, has [...]
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Keven Kelleher from TheStreet.com has a good piece here discussing nanohype. Tim Harper had an interesting comment regarding whether people "know the difference between a macrophage and a macromolecule?" Neither of these is strictly about nanotechnology but his question and the answers it might prompt would be illuminating.
Readers might offer better questions to determine "Is or is not someone nanoliterate?"
Keith Gillette writes "Nanotechnology research at the University of Wisconsin--Madison provides the subject for the cover story of the Spring 2005 edition of On Wisconsin , the UW-Madison alumni magazine. From the examples used, the article appears to use the term nanotechnology in its popular sense, drawing no distinction with molecular nanotechnology."
Two award-winning nanotech films from Europe are available for downloading, or you can order free DVDs. The first, "Nanotechnology", is clearly aimed at kids, while the second, "Nano: the next dimension", is for adults and includes Nobel winning chemist Jean-Marie Lehn. Your reviews welcome in the comments.
Dr_Barnowl writes "The BBC reports on the upcoming nanotechnologies that we can expect to see in the near future. One interviewee asserts that "As soon as you mention it, people conjure up images of small robots carrying out surgery or things that are not desirable."
Whereas my perception is that as soon as you mention it, people go "Whuh?" Not really anything new or innovative here, but it's always nice to see nanotech mentioned in mainstream media, even if the Drexlerlian vision is being dimissed as sci-fi, as per usual.
Aside from that, there is a link to everyones favourite manifestation of nanotech - NanoPants! "