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Nanofuture: What's Next For Nanotechnology

Nanofuture:What's Next For Nanotechnology

J. Storrs Hall

Summarized February 2006


SKU: 2062

ISBN: 1591022878

Price: $12.50

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Summary Description

The science of nanotechnology offers the potential to alter the human race and change the way we live. But for all the talk about nanotech lately, few people have been able to explain just what it is, how it works, and what it's going to mean for our future.

Part of the reason for this is that nanotechnology relies on complex scientific principles that cannot be instantly grasped by most people. In addition, its implications are so vast that they tend either to be discounted, or exaggerated into science fiction. As a result, it can be difficult to find a rational voice to trust.

Now J. Storrs Hall, a leading researcher in the field and a designer for NASA, has stepped in to fill that gap with Nanofuture: What's Next for Nanotechnology, an accessible view of this new technology that puts it in a relevant context so that we can see its practical implications for the future. Hall is the Chief Scientist at Nanorex and a fellow of the Molecular Engineering Research Institute. Nanorex has developed the first computer-aided design program for engineering atomically precise components for nanoscale machines.

In this summary, Hall explains what nanotechnology is, the current state of the technology, and what we can expect from it in the future, including its impact on transportation, space exploration, medicine, and everyday life.

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