See how nanotechnology is shaping our future and what a difference incredibly tiny particles can make!
Nanotechnology may be both the most promising and the most misunderstood technology in the world today, so you've come to the right place to learn all about it! Here, you can discover not only the concepts behind nanotechnologybut also how it's being applied in the real world. And you'll peek into the future to see some of the things nano can make possible.
So what is it, exactly? — learn what nanotechnology is, how it has evolved, and how research labs, companies, and governments are using it
It's everywhere — see how nanotechnology helps make homes stronger, computer processors faster, car batteries more efficient, cleaning products more effective, and tennis balls bouncier
Really important stuff — discover nanotechnology's many contributions to medicine and energy conservation
The tricky parts — explore the ethical, regulatory, and safety issues surrounding nanotechnology
Career opportunities — find out how to make a career of nanotechnology
"Nanotechnology For Dummies, 2nd Edition, guides the reader through a bright path of progress and possibility, on a road that will eventually lead to all that nanotechnology promises." —Desiree Dudley and Christine Peterson, Foresight Institute From the Foreword
Open the book and find:
What buckyballs are and why they matter
How nanowires could put a supercomputer in the palm of your hand
Why nanocomposites make materials lighter and stronger
All about high-powered microscopes that allow us to view the world at the nano level
How nanotechnology can make space travel easier
How nano can help cure diseases and safely deliver drugs
Why regulation of nanotechnology is so important
Visit the companion web site at www.dummies.com/go/nanofd2e for nanotechnology news, information, and resources
Using molecular replicators to build materials atom by atom
Nancy C. Muir is the author of more than 50 technology books, including several bestsellers on Office PowerPoint. She has worked as a trainer and university instructor, and she has a certificate in distance learning design.