TITLE

Hearts and minds

AUTHOR(S)
Knight, Helen
PUB. DATE
July 2002
SOURCE
Engineer (00137758);7/19/2002, Vol. 291 Issue 7608, p24
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on the relationship between scientific policy and public engagements in Great Britain. Factors contributing to negative attitudes towards technology; Need to educate people of the things science can and can not do; Study on public attitudes towards and tolerance of risk and hazards associated with the acceptance of innovation.
ACCESSION #
7360816

 

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