Lec 25 - University of California, Berkeley Engineering 124...

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University of California, Berkeley Professor Kastenberg Engineering 124 Impacts of Technology on Society Engineering 124 Lecture 25 4/24/07 HINT: Final Exam Professor Winickoff Lecture What does it mean to be human in the age of technology? Nanoscale Science and Technology Technology o Intended impacts Axiological o Unintended impacts Axiological o Undesirable consequences Risk/factual The term nanotechnology encompasses any technology related to the features of nanometer scale o A nanometer is a billionth of a meter, that is, about 1/80,000 th of the diameter of a human hair, or 10 times the diameter of a hydrogen atom. o Nanotechnology is the science between the quantum/atomic scale and the molecular/mass/matter scale What happens to matter when it shifts from mass to atomic particles? Nanomaterials o The creation of functional materials. Devices and systems through control of matter (atomic, molecular, and macromolecular levels) at the scale of 1 to 100 nanometers, and exploitation of novel properties and phenomena at the same scale
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course E 124 taught by Professor Kastenberg during the Spring '07 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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