Nanocosm: Nanotechnology and the Big Changes Coming from the Inconceivabley Small / Edition 1

Nanocosm: Nanotechnology and the Big Changes Coming from the Inconceivabley Small / Edition 1

by William Illsey Atkinson
     
 

ISBN-10: 081447277X

ISBN-13: 9780814472774

Pub. Date: 08/15/2004

Publisher: AMACOM Books

"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

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Overview

"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."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814472774
Publisher:
AMACOM Books
Publication date:
08/15/2004
Pages:
306
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.98(d)
Age Range:
17 Years

Table of Contents

"Foreword

Introduction: Lower, Slower, Smaller—Toward a Workable Nanotechnology

1.Nanoworld 2015

2.Nanoscience: Trends and Targets in World Research

3.Nanotechnology: Trends and Targets in World Commercial Development

4.NanoFornia

5.Quantum Weirdness

6.Seeing Things

7.Wet Nanotech

8.Fullerenes, Buckyballs, and Hundred-Mile Elevators

9.Shirotae

10.Nano-Pitfalls

Index

About the Author"

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