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hw_1_solu - ME 125NT Intro to Nanotechnology Due: 4/8/2008...

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ME 125NT Intro to Nanotechnology Due: 4/8/2008 1 Problem Set #1 Problem #1 Write a 1-2 page essay on a nanotechnology company, product or paper. It should describe what is “Nano” about it, and how it works. Also, what are the implications of the technology, and how can it be used? Be creative and explore what is out there. I have provided three websites that have Nano-based products, companies and papers but don’t feel limited by this. http://www.nanotech-now.com/business.htm http://www.nanotechproject.org/inventories/consumer/ http://www.isiknowledge.com/ Note: isiknowledge is a wealth of scientific knowledge but to access it you must be on a campus computer because the university pays for this site. Papers should be double spaced and 12 pt font with 1” margins. Problem #2: 1.28 in book Nanotechnology is multidisciplinary; it draws from, and requires expertise in, numerous scientific and engineering fields. So the question becomes: Is there such a thing as nanotechnology? Are there any applications, research fronts, concepts, or overarching goals which are unique to nanotechnology and not just an advancement in another field (chemistry, physics, medicine, biology, etc.)? Or is nanotechnology really just the name for where all these other fields overlap? Citing and quoting evidence from credible sources (including at least two that are non-technical in nature such as a newspaper article, a book review, or a governmental document) and those more geared toward scientists and engineers (for example, an editorial or an article from a scientific journal or a speech from a convention) take one side of this issue and argue it in 500 words. It would also certainly be worth interviewing an expert on the topic (a professor or government official perhaps). ANSWER
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