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Articles from Vol. 12, No. 3, Fall

A Conversation among Friends
FADE IN: INT. LOCAL BAR--DAY JAMES, a young bookish looking man is sitting at the end of the bar. An American scientist and academic, James is dressed casually. Two fresh MEDALLA beers sit in front of him, but several empty bottles are near by....
A Prospective Look at Risk Communication in the Nanotechnology Field
Public scepticism and resistance can significantly hamper the development of new technologies. As nanotechnology unfolds worldwide into commercially available products, discussions on how to assess and manage the potential risks are...
A Spoonful of Trust Helps the Nanotech Go Down
Introduction Utopian and dystopian visions of nanotechnology are prominent in both the public press and academic literature. Proponents argue that nanotechnologies will help clean the environment, produce cheap energy and eliminate poverty, (1)...
At the Institute
With many projects underway at the Institute, it is difficult to choose those to highlight in each publication. For ongoing updates on the Institute and the field in general, we hope our readers will continue to check out our website which has been...
Building a Broader Nano-Network
I. Introduction Although there is a broadening social interest in the development of a powerful and general nanotechnology, the public discourse to date has largely avoided a comprehensive examination of its social dimensions, focussing instead...
Compiling the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of Nanotechnology
Abstract This paper maintains that although there is much interest at the moment in exploring the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) of nanotechnology, the ability to do so in a critical and reflective way, in part, depends on how nanotechnology's...
Considerations for Using Genetic Material in Medical Nanotechnology
Introduction "Nanotechnology" is a term used by scientists to describe the technologies and processes involving materials, devices and structures that occur on the scale of nanometres (a nanometer is one billionth of a metre), involving atoms or...
Nanotechnology and the Ethical Conduct of Research Involving Human Subjects
I. Introduction The purpose of Canada's Tri-Council Policy Statement on the Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (1) is to promote only research that is conducted according to the highest ethical standards. As a condition of federal funding,...
Nanotechnology: Facts and Fictions
Similar to other scientific areas, such as genetics and stem cell research, nanotechnology has sparked both public enthusiasm and social concern. Though hardly a new field of research, it is only recently that nanotechnology has caught the attention...
Nanotechnology, Privacy and Shifting Social Conventions
1. Introduction Nanotechnology promises (or perhaps threatens) to change the way we live. Like other novel technologies, nanotechnology will allow us to do new things, and so will present us with new choices. Importantly, nanotechnology may also...
Solutions Follow Perceptions: NBIC and the Concept of Health, Medicine, Disability and Disease
Nanotechnology, the art of manipulating materials on an atomic or molecular scale, (1) enables a new paradigm of science and technology that sees different technologies converging at the nanoscale, namely (a) nanoscience and nanotechnology; (b) biotechnology...
Some Thoughts on the Economic Impacts of Assembler-Era Nanotechnology
Introduction Imagine a world where objects can be built without human intervention. In this future world, very small machines called "assemblers" can position in precise ways nanoscale constructs (individual atoms, molecules, or sub-assemblies of...
Stakeholders and Technology: Challenges for Nanotechnology
The innovation trajectory is no longer the linear tale that has been told countless times. As technologies have emerged, their directions have been pushed, pulled, shaped and reshaped by various groups with interests in a given technology's outcomes....
The Case for Publicly Funded Research on the Ethical, Environmental, Economic, Legal and Social Issues Raised by Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (N[E.Sup.3]LS)
The campaign against GMOs was successful despite the lack of sound scientific data demonstrating a threat to society. In fact, I argue that the lack of sufficient public scientific data on GMOs, whether positive or negative, was a controlling...
The Ruse and the Reality of Nanotechnology
Nanoscience involves inspection, understanding and tailoring materials at the finest possible level. It is widely expected, and very likely, that nanoscience will lead to extremely small functional entities. It is less well known that nanoscience will...
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