TITLE

Nanotech's hype buster

AUTHOR(S)
Coupe, George
PUB. DATE
July 2003
SOURCE
Engineer (00137758);7/11/2003, Vol. 292 Issue 7631, p18
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Profiles Ann Dowling, a professor of mechanical engineering at Cambridge University in England, and her views as a chairwoman of the British government working group investigating the potential risk and benefits of nanotechnology. Career highlights; Media speculation about the dangers of nanotechnology; Pressure of public opinion; Government's support for the commercialization of nanotechnology.
ACCESSION #
10383131

 

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