Thinking Big About Nanotech

Government oversight, best practices from business leaders, and full disclosure of research findings are all necessary for the science to advance

Nanotechnology, the science of small heralded as the next big thing, seeks to understand and control matter on a scale smaller than 1 micrometer, normally 1 nanometer to 100 nanometers. The technology has the potential to improve quality of life but may also cause harm. It poses great challenges to the governments, researchers, and corporations seeking to harness it.

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