NPR: Rejeski Explores “The Brave New World of Nanotechnology”
Nanotechnology means manipulating atoms to make things that are a thousand times smaller than the diameter of a human hair. Most Americans may never have heard of it, but it’s already an important part of many consumer products. Cosmetics, stain-resistant fabrics, golf balls and computers all contain these manufactured components that are invisible to the human eye. Medical cures and pollution controls could be next, producing a one trillion-dollar industry by 2015—unless some unexpected crisis erodes public confidence. What are the benefits and possible risks of Nanotechnology? What about oversight and accountability?
January 18, 2006
What are the benefits and possible risks of Nanotechnology? What about oversight and accountability?