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Nanotechnology: New Science for Society and the Environment
Cheap and clean energy. Reduced environmental pollution. Greater computing power. Solutions to world hunger and national security. Cures for devastating diseases such as cancer. All of these could result from nanotechnology, a promising new field involving the design and manipulation of matter at the molecular and atomic levels. But there are plenty of uncertainties about how nanomaterials might affect human health and the environment. Learn more about nanotechnology's potential benefits and how scientists are dealing with the risks.
Dr. Jim Hutchison is professor of chemistry and the director of the University of Oregon Materials Science Institute. His research interests include preparation and study of nanoscale materials. His work has been instrumental in developing the UO's nation-leading program in "green" (environmentally-benign) organic chemistry.
Official Website: http://www.omsi.edu/education/adults/sciencepub/index.cfm
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