Science and Technology Publications

Atoms for Peace: A Future after Fifty Years?, edited by Joseph F. Pilat

Atoms for Peace: A Future after Fifty Years?

May 01, 2007
The twenty-five contributors to Atoms for Peace grapple in many ways with the past, present, and future of nuclear proliferation, nuclear terrorism, and the future of nuclear energy.  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

PEN 1 - Informed Public Perceptions of Nanotechnology and Trust in Government

Sep 13, 2005
View A new study reveals that while Americans welcome new potential life-saving and -enhancing applications promised by nanotechnology, they voice concern over its potential long-term human health and environmental effects and the ability of government and the private sectors to manage such risks. more

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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.