Nanotechnology 101

  • Filename: nanotechnology-101.
  • ISBN: 0313338809
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 274
  • Author: John F. Mongillo
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO



Provides an accessible introduction to the new and controversial science of nanotechnology, or the technology of very small things

Earth Science and Human History 101

  • Filename: earth-science-and-human-history-101.
  • ISBN: 9780313355592
  • Release Date: 2008-08-30
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Author: John J.W. Rogers
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO



How much has human history been influenced by the earth and its processes? This volume in the Science 101 series describes how both slow changes and rapid, violent, ones have impacted the development of civilizations throughout history. Slow changes include variations in climate, progressive development of types of tools and sources of energy, and changes in the types of food that people consume. Violent changes include volcanic eruptions such as the one at Toba 75,000 years ago, which may have caused diversification of people into different races, and the eruption of Santorini in 1640 BC, which may have destroyed Minoan civilization. Other disasters are Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the tsunami in the Indian Ocean in 2004.

Nanotechnology and Plant Sciences

  • Filename: nanotechnology-and-plant-sciences.
  • ISBN: 9783319145020
  • Release Date: 2015-01-27
  • Number of pages: 303
  • Author: Manzer H. Siddiqui
  • Publisher: Springer



This book presents a holistic view of the complex and dynamic responses of plants to nanoparticles, the signal transduction mechanisms involved, and the regulation of gene expression. Further, it addresses the phytosynthesis of nanoparticles, the role of nanoparticles in the antioxidant systems of plants and agriculture, the beneficial and harmful effects of nanoparticles on plants, and the application of nanoparticles and nanotubes to mass spectrometry, aiming ultimately at an analysis of the metabolomics of plants. The growing numbers of inventions in the field of nanotechnology are producing novel applications in the fields of biotechnology and agriculture. Nanoparticles have received much attention because of the unique physico-chemical properties of these compounds. In the life sciences, nanoparticles are used as “smart” delivery systems, prompting the Nobel Prize winner P. Ehrlich to refer to these compounds as “magic bullets.” Nanoparticles also play an important role in agriculture as compound fertilizers and nano-pesticides, acting as chemical delivery agents that target molecules to specific cellular organelles in plants. The influence of nanoparticles on plant growth and development, however, remains to be investigated. Lastly, this book reveals the research gaps that must be bridged in the years to come in order to achieve larger goals concerning the applications of nanotechnology in the plants sciences. In the 21st century, nanotechnology has become a rapidly emerging branch of science. In the world of physical sciences, nanotechnological tools have been exploited for a broad range of applications. In recent years, nanoparticles have also proven useful in several branches of the life sciences. In particular, nanotechnology has been employed in drug delivery and related applications in medicine.

Integrating Biologically Inspired Nanotechnology into Medical Practice

  • Filename: integrating-biologically-inspired-nanotechnology-into-medical-practice.
  • ISBN: 9781522506119
  • Release Date: 2016-09-07
  • Number of pages: 394
  • Author: Nayak, B.K.
  • Publisher: IGI Global



Nanotechnology has grown in its use and adoption across sectors. In particular, the medical field has identified the vast opportunities nanotechnology presents, especially for earlier disease detection and diagnosis versus traditional methods. Integrating Biologically-Inspired Nanotechnology into Medical Practice presents the latest research on nanobiotechnology and its application as a real-world healthcare solution. Emphasizing applications of micro-scale technologies in the areas of oncology, food science, and pharmacology, this reference publication is an essential resource for medical professionals, researchers, chemists, and graduate-level students in the medical and pharmaceutical sciences.

Assessing the Societal Implications of Emerging Technologies

  • Filename: assessing-the-societal-implications-of-emerging-technologies.
  • ISBN: 9781317302230
  • Release Date: 2016-05-12
  • Number of pages: 242
  • Author: Evan S. Michelson
  • Publisher: Routledge



A growing problem of interest in the field of science and technology policy is that the next generation of innovations is arriving at an accelerating rate, and the governance system is struggling to catch up. Current approaches and institutions for effective technology assessment are ill suited and poorly designed to proactively address the multidimensional, interconnected societal impacts of science and technology advancements that are already taking place and expected to continue over the course of the 21st century. This book offers tangible insights into the strategies deployed by well-known, high-profile organizations involved in anticipating the various societal and policy implications of nanotechnology and synthetic biology. It focuses predominantly on an examination of the practices adopted by the often-cited and uniquely positioned Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies in the United States, as well as being informed by comparisons with a range of institutions also interested in embedding forward-looking perspectives in their respective area of innovation. The book lays out one of the first actionable roadmaps that other interested stakeholders can follow when working toward institutionalizing anticipatory governance practices throughout the policymaking process.

Nanotechnology the Brain and the Future

  • Filename: nanotechnology-the-brain-and-the-future.
  • ISBN: 9789400717879
  • Release Date: 2012-08-13
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Sean A. Hays
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



Our brain is the source of everything that makes us human: language, creativity, rationality, emotion, communication, culture, politics. The neurosciences have given us, in recent decades, fundamental new insights into how the brain works and what that means for how we see ourselves as individuals and as communities. Now – with the help of new advances in nanotechnology – brain science proposes to go further: to study its molecular foundations, to repair brain functions, to create mind-machine interfaces, and to enhance human mental capacities in radical ways. This book explores the convergence of these two revolutionary scientific fields and the implications of this convergence for the future of human societies. In the process, the book offers a significant new approach to technology assessment, one which operates in real-time, alongside the innovation process, to inform the ways in which new fields of science and technology emerge in, get shaped by, and help shape human societies.

Organic Nanostructures for Next Generation Devices

  • Filename: organic-nanostructures-for-next-generation-devices.
  • ISBN: 3540719237
  • Release Date: 2007-12-29
  • Number of pages: 358
  • Author: Katharina Al-Shamery
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



This jaw-dropping window on the future is the first comprehensive overview of the fabrication, fundamental properties, and applications of a new class of nanoscaled organic materials. These materials offer incredible scope to scientists wanting to exploit their optical and electronic properties and offer the potential to create a new generation of tiny devices with powerful applications. Altogether, the book offers a unique integration of organic materials science basics, nanostructured organic materials fabrication, and device applications.

Fundamentals Properties and Applications of Polymer Nanocomposites

  • Filename: fundamentals-properties-and-applications-of-polymer-nanocomposites.
  • ISBN: 9781107029965
  • Release Date: 2016-10-31
  • Number of pages: 768
  • Author: Joseph Koo
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



Discusses polymer nanocomposites composed of a family of polymeric materials whose properties are capable of being tailored to meet specific applications.

Nanotechnology in Endodontics

  • Filename: nanotechnology-in-endodontics.
  • ISBN: 9783319135755
  • Release Date: 2015-03-18
  • Number of pages: 199
  • Author: Anil Kishen
  • Publisher: Springer



This book provides detailed information on the emerging applications of nanomaterials and nanoparticles within endodontics, highlighting the exciting potential clinical impact of nanotechnology in the field. The range of applications covered is diverse, encompassing drug and gene delivery, tissue engineering, antibacterial strategies, dentin tissue stabilization, dentin pulp regeneration and use in restorative and endodontic materials. Important scientific background information relating to each application is provided, with clear coverage of basic principles. In addition, potential pitfalls are identified and explained. The cytotoxicity of nanomaterials and nanoparticles is also addressed in a separate chapter. The book will be of value both for endodontic practitioners and for all scientists and graduate students who are interested in the application of nanotechnology in endodontics.

Global Warming 101

  • Filename: global-warming-101.
  • ISBN: 0313346909
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 194
  • Author: Bruce Elliott Johansen
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group



An introduction to global warming brings together illustrations and text to offer non-scientists an overview of current research and trends, and critical issues and applications in everyday life.

Nanotechnology

  • Filename: nanotechnology.
  • ISBN: 9780080964478
  • Release Date: 2011
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Jeremy Ramsden
  • Publisher: William Andrew



This book is an overview of the rapidly growing and developing field of nanotechnology, focusing on key essentials structured around a robust anatomy of the subject. Micro and nano technology's bewildering range of principles, theory and practice are presented in an organized and broad yet authoritative introduction to the possibilities and limitations of this field.

101 Things You Don t Know about Science and No One Else Does Either

  • Filename: 101-things-you-don-t-know-about-science-and-no-one-else-does-either.
  • ISBN: 0395877407
  • Release Date: 1997-11-01
  • Number of pages: 355
  • Author: James Trefil
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt



Offers a look at the most pressing questions in science today, including the likelihood of extraterrestrial intelligence and of a medicinal cure for tumors

The Social Life of Nanotechnology

  • Filename: the-social-life-of-nanotechnology.
  • ISBN: 9781136258107
  • Release Date: 2013-06-03
  • Number of pages: 294
  • Author: Barbara Herr Harthorn
  • Publisher: Routledge



This book addresses the interconnections and tensions between technological development, the social benefits and risks of new technology, and the changing political economy of a global world system as they apply to the emerging field of nanotechnologies. The basic premise, developed throughout the volume, is that nanotechnologies have an undertheorized and often invisible social life that begins with their constructed origins and propels them around the globe, across multiple localities, institutions and collaborations, through diverse industries, research labs, and government agencies and into the public sphere. The volume situates nano innovation and development as a modernist science and technology project in a tense and unstable relationship with a fractured, postmodern social world. The book is unique in incorporating and integrating studies of innovation systems along with a focus on the risks and consequences of a globally significant set of emerging technologies. It does this by examining the social and political conditions of their creation, production, emergence, and reception.

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