Nanotechnology and the Big Changes Coming from the Inconceivably Small
Author: William Illsey Atkinson
Pub Date: September 2004
Your Price: $17.95
Page Count: 320
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"An irreverant, comprehensive romp, by an experienced science
popularizer, through the many fascinating details of the nano-world."--
The Wall Street Journal
"An irreverant, comprehensive romp, by an experienced science popularizer, through the many fascinating details of the nano-world."-- The Wall Street Journal
"Since the dawn of technology, many tools have grown steadily smaller even as they have grown more powerful and complex. Now nanoscience takes technology beyond most popular definitions of reality, to a realm of astounding possibilities. With Nanocosm, William Atkinson reveals a spectacular view of the immediate future of nanoscience and its applications in:
* medicine -- drugs whose effective dose is only a few molecules and thus have minimal side effects
* computing -- quantum processors triggered by a single photon of light
* engineering -- megastructures woven from hollow nanotubes 200 times stronger than steel
and countless other arenas that affect our world, redefining how we work, play, and live.
President Bush recently signed a $3.7 billion nanotechnology bill, the largest government-funded science program since Kennedy started the space race. Nanocosmshows why."
About the Author
William Illsey Atkinson (North Vancouver, BC) is the author of <i>Prototype</i>, a finalist for Canada’s National Business Book Award. He is president of Draaken Communications, which interprets technological issues for universities, institutes, and private firms.
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