National Journal covers NAS molecular manufacturing review

Adam Keiper brings our attention to this story by Neil Munro in National Journal, a highly influential DC publication, about the recent National Academy meeting looking at molecular manufacturing: "In response, the nanotechnologists have essentially split into two camps: One faction wants to preserve federal support for such research by downplaying the technology by calling it evolutionary; the other embraces nanotechnology as revolutionary and urges a full-scale advocacy campaign to sell the public on the beneficial possibilities of the technology…This would involve developing machines that, at the molecular level, would make other machines. These machines are not in the immediate offing — although nanotechnologists agree this is the goal of nanotechnology — but such machines do offer the prospect of building a wide range of objects inexpensively and with atomic precision." Thanks, Adam!

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