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Directing the Invisible: Citizen Involvement in Nanotechnology


An Introduction to the Science

Discussing the Issue:

-With the Government

-With Business

-With the Military

A Specific Example: NanoFET

References & Links

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Directing the Invisible: Citizen Involvement in Nanotechnology

Refrences & Links

Works Cited

Anderson, Mark. “New Experiment Probes Weird Zone Between Quantum and

Classical.” Wired. 12 April 2007.

Berger, Michael. “Nanotechnology Propulsion Technology for Space Exploration.”

Nanowerk. Nanowerk 2007. 8 April 2007.

Berger, Michael. “Trust will be a key factor in the public's acceptance of

nanotechnology.” Nanowerk. Nanowerk 2007. 11 April 2007.

E. Graugnard, B. Walsh, P.J. de Pablo. Nanotube Data Page. 16 April 2007.


E. Graugnard, R. Reifenberger, B. Walsh, P.J. de Pablo. “Electronic Conductance of

Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Having Reliable Electrical Contacts.” 16 April 2007.

Electric Propulsion. University of Michigan, 2006. 16 April 2007.


Gardiner, Bryan. “Researchers Demonstrate ‘Nano Generators.’” Extreme Tech. 15 April


Jasanoff, Sheila. 2005. Judgement Under Siege. In: Maasen, Sabine / Weingart, Peter

(Eds.). Democratization of Expertise: Exploring Novel Forms of Scientific Advice in Political Decision-Making. Dordrecht: Springer: pp.209-224

Liu, Thomas M.; L. Musinski; P. Patel; A. Gallimore; B. Gilchrist; M, Keidar.

“Nanoparticle Electric Propulsion for Space Exploration.” University of Michigan. 16 April 2007.

Lovgren, Stefan. “Computer Made From DNA and Enzymes.” National Geographic

News. 2003. 7 April 2007.

Eds. Mihail C. Roco, William Sims Bainbridge. U.S. National Science Foundation. 2001.

Societal Implications of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. 16 April 2007

National Nanotechnology Initiative. 11 April 2007.

Page, Lewis. “New Laws of Robotics Proposed for U.S. Kill-bots.” The Register.

            16 April 2007.

Patel-Predd, Prachi. “Carbon Nanotubes vs. HIV.” Technology Review. MIT Feb 2007.

16 April 2007.

Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies. 16 April 2007.

Sands, Timothy. E-mail. 12 April 2007.

Snowcrash. “Nanoparticle Research Offers Hope of Artificial Retinas, Prostheses.”

Biosingularity: Advances in Biological Systems. 15 April 2007.

Venere, Emil. “Engineers Create Optical Cloaking Design for Invisibility.” Space Daily.

4 April 2007.

U.S. Congress. 21st Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act. 108th

            Congress. Stat. 1923.

Additional Links

KurzweilAI - A great source of updates on all kinds of technology, able to filter by type, including nanotechnology/quantum science, as well as forums and discussion.

ICON - The International Council On Nanotechnology, a database of news and discussion on the potential environmental hazards of nanotechnology.

CRN - The Center for Responsible Nanotechnology, a "think tank" of volunteers and organizers to consider the risks and benefits of nanotechnology's development.

Last updated:  5/02/2007


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