Chinese nanotech researcher urges a "cool-headed attitude"

from the No-more-nano-washing-machines,-please dept.
A leading Chinese nanotechnology researcher has called for a more realistic attitude toward nanotechnology in the face of increasing hype and misdirection about the field, according to a report in the Business Weekly ("Nanotech shrouded in doubt", by Liang Yu, 17 July 2001). Despite being a promising prospect, nanotechnology still has a long way to go in China before it can bring about any fundamental changes to people's lives, cautioned Li Minqian, senior researcher at the Shanghai Institute of Nuclear Research under the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Li is also director of the Shanghai Joint Centre for Nanotechnology. "What the sector really needs now is a cool-headed attitude," noted Li.

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