See how nanotechnology is shaping our future and what adifference incredibly tiny particles can make!
Nanotechnology may be both the most promising and the mostmisunderstood technology in the world today, so you've come to theright place to learn all about it! Here, you can discover not onlythe concepts behind nanotechnologybut also how it's being appliedin the real world. And you'll peek into the future to see some ofthe things nano can make possible.
So what is it, exactly? — learn what nanotechnology is,how it has evolved, and how research labs, companies, andgovernments are using it
It's everywhere — see how nanotechnology helps make homesstronger, computer processors faster, car batteries more efficient,cleaning products more effective, and tennis balls bouncier
Really important stuff — discover nanotechnology's manycontributions to medicine and energy conservation
The tricky parts — explore the ethical, regulatory, andsafety issues surrounding nanotechnology
Career opportunities — find out how to make a career ofnanotechnology
"Nanotechnology For Dummies, 2nd Edition, guides thereader through a bright path of progress and possibility, on a roadthat will eventually lead to all that nanotechnologypromises." —Desiree Dudley and Christine Peterson, ForesightInstitute 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 yourhand
Why nanocomposites make materials lighter and stronger
All about high-powered microscopes that allow us to view theworld 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 fornanotechnology 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.