Science and Technology Publications

PEN 10 - Where Does the Nano Go? End-of-Life Regulation of Nanotechnologies

Jul 01, 2007
View All materials and products eventually come to the end of their useful life, and those made with nanotechnology are no different. This means that engineered nanomaterials will ultimately enter the waste stream and find their way into landfills or incinerators—and eventually into the air, soil and water. As a result, it is important to consider how various forms of nanomaterials will be disposed of and treated at the end of their use, and how the regulatory system will treat such materials at the various stages of their lifecycle. more

PEN 9 - EPA and Nanotechnology: Oversight for the 21st Century

May 01, 2007
View As the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently stated, nanotechnology has evolved from a futuristic idea to watch to a current issue to address. A new report by J. Clarence (Terry) Davies considers various oversight tools for dealing with nanotechnology and proposes a number of action steps for government, industry, and other stakeholders. more

PEN 8 - Green Nanotechnology: It’s Easier Than You Think (Report)

Apr 01, 2007
View The ability to eliminate waste and toxins from production processes early on, to create more efficient and flexible solar panels, and to remove contaminants from water is becoming an exciting reality with nanotechnology. This “green nanotechnology” involves designing nanoproducts for the environment and with the environment in mind. Last spring, stakeholders came together to participate in a series of dialogues on the topic, hosted by the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies. This report highlights the research breakthroughs, industry perspectives, and policy options discussed at those meetings. more

PEN 6 - NanoFrontiers: Visions for the Future of Nanotechnology (Report)

Mar 01, 2007
View Controlling the properties and behavior of matter at the smallest scale—in effect, “domesticating atoms”—can help to overcome some of the world’s biggest challenges, concludes a new report on how diverse experts view the future of nanotechnology. This publication highlights the findings of a Washington, DC meeting organized by the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies more

PEN 4 - Nanotechnology in Agriculture and Food Production: Anticipated Applications

Sep 01, 2006
View Thanks to nanotechnology, tomorrow’s food will be designed by shaping molecules and atoms. more

PEN 3 - Nanotechnology: A Research Strategy for Addressing Risk

Jul 01, 2006
View This report by Dr. Andrew Maynard proposes a comprehensive framework for systematically exploring possible risks. more

Has Futurism Failed?

Apr 01, 2006

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The Future of Higher Education

Mar 26, 2014Apr 02, 2014

Jeff Abernathy and Richard Morrill discuss how colleges and universities are dealing with rapidly rising costs and how the United States can still compete for students in a globalized environment.