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What Can Nanotechnology Learn From Biotechnology

What Can Nanotechnology Learn From Biotechnology  Book
Author : Kenneth David,Paul B. Thompson
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2011-09-02
ISBN : 9780080557793
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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What Can Nanotechnology Learn From Biotechnology? presents diverse perspectives on biotechnology and nanotechnologies. Avoiding extreme perspectives, unwarranted hype and absolute rejection, this book explores the diverse territory of proponents and opponents of challenging but potentially risky technologies. Contributions from recognized experts in their fields represent the perspectives of a diverse range of stakeholders. This book details the lessons to be learned from the controversy over genetically modified foods, and how those lessons can be applied to developing nanotechnologies, particularly agricultural and other food-related applications. Exploring the environmental, social and ethical impact of nanotechnology in addition to the technical and economical impacts, it an ideal reference for any scientist, engineer, research program administrator, resource allocator, and NGO advocate. Addresses the growing concern over the responsibility of science to the impacted population Uses real-world experience to outline practical approaches for emerging technologies Addresses the concerns of science as well as social science

Nanotechnology and the Public

Nanotechnology and the Public Book
Author : Susanna Hornig Priest
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2017-12-19
ISBN : 1351833766
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From nuclear power to gene therapy to the automobile, history shows that it is useful to encourage and facilitate public discussion about new technologies and their potential dangers. Part of the series Perspectives in Nanotechnology, Nanotechnology and the Public: Risk Perception and Risk Communication assesses results from focus groups, interviews, and other resources to provide a more nuanced understanding of how non-experts perceive nanotechnology and what they expect from it. Includes a series of special essays by social scientists and humanities scholars who have studied nanotechnology and society from different perspectives Assessing how "ordinary" people form opinions about new technologies and their adoption, this book addresses the role of media messages and pre-existing values in this process, as well as how risks can become either amplified or weakened along the way as a result of social mechanisms. Using solid theory and research to back presented concepts on risk perception and communication, the author discusses the potential for using informed consent, labels, and other types of consumer warnings that have proved to be effective in areas other than nano. An in-depth investigation into the concept of mass communication practices, this book explores the paradox of why, despite its appeal and promise, public engagement has had only limited success in the dialogue on nanotechnology. Aimed at finding solutions, the book’s resulting conclusions are considered in the context of broader issues. These include how society makes up its collective mind about technology adoption and all the profound questions this raises, in terms of democratic theory.

Bio Nanotechnology

Bio Nanotechnology Book
Author : Manashi Bagchi,Hiroyoshi Moriyama,Fereidoon Shahidi
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2012-11-26
ISBN : 1118451937
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Bio-nanotechnology is the key functional technology of the 21stcentury. It is a fusion of biology and nanotechnology based on theprinciples and chemical pathways of living organisms, and refers tothe functional applications of biomolecules in nanotechnology. Itencompasses the study, creation, and illumination of theconnections between structural molecular biology, nutrition andnanotechnology, since the development of techniques ofnanotechnology might be guided by studying the structure andfunction of the natural nano-molecules found in living cells.Biology offers a window into the most sophisticated collection offunctional nanostructures that exists. This book is a comprehensive review of the state of the art inbio-nanotechnology with an emphasis on the diverse applications infood and nutrition sciences, biomedicine, agriculture and otherfields. It describes in detail the currently available methods andcontains numerous references to the primary literature, making thisthe perfect “field guide” for scientists who want toexplore the fascinating world of bio-nanotechnology. Safety issuesregarding these new technologies are examined in detail. The book is divided into nine sections – an introductorysection, plus: Nanotechnology in nutrition and medicine Nanotechnology, health and food technology applications Nanotechnology and other versatile applications Nanomaterial manufacturing Applications of microscopy and magnetic resonance innanotechnology Applications in enhancing bioavailability and controllingpathogens Safety, toxicology and regulatory aspects Future directions of bio-nanotechnology The book will be of interest to a diverse range of readers inindustry, research and academia, including biologists, biochemists,food scientists, nutritionists and health professionals.

Beyond Imagination

Beyond Imagination Book
Author : Mazibuko, Zamanzima
Publisher : MISTRA
Release : 2018-12-28
ISBN : 0639923801
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Nanotechnology is sweeping the world. This science of very small particles, which includes genetic modification and the reconfiguring of the arrangement of atoms, presents possibilities beyond imagination. It also has huge implications for all South Africans, especially at home. How exactly is this new technology playing out in South Africa? In countries like India, nanotechnology is being supported as a source of income and innovation. It has the potential to improve both the human condition and a country’s productivity and competitiveness. Is South Africa doing what it should and could to foster nanotechnology and biotechnology, and to advance bioeconomies within the country? And what does the new technology mean for us as consumers? How many of us know that this technology is already being employed in substances like suntan cream and lipstick, with potential health implications for users? The application of nanotechnology poses risks as well as huge benefits, so we need to be particularly vigilant of the ethics and dangers of it. This book provokes discussion around these important topics and relays eyeopening information to those of us who thought all of this was sci-fi.

Nanotechnology and the Challenges of Equity Equality and Development

Nanotechnology and the Challenges of Equity  Equality and Development Book
Author : Susan E. Cozzens,Jameson Wetmore
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2010-10-10
ISBN : 9789048196159
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Nanotechnology is enabling applications in materials, microelectronics, health, and agriculture, which are projected to create the next big shift in production, comparable to the industrial revolution. Such major shifts always co-evolve with social relationships. This book focuses on how nanotechnologies might affect equity/equality in global society. Nanotechnologies are likely to open gaps by gender, ethnicity, race, and ability status, as well as between developed and developing countries, unless steps are taken now to create a different outcome. Organizations need to change their practices, and cultural ideas must be broadened if currently disadvantaged groups are to have a more equal position in nano-society rather than a more disadvantaged one. Economic structures are likely to shift in the nano-revolution, requiring policymakers and participatory processes to invent new institutions for social welfare, better suited to the new economic order than those of the past.

Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Society

Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Society Book
Author : David H. Guston
Publisher : SAGE Publications
Release : 2010-07-14
ISBN : 1452266174
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Labeled either as the "next industrial revolution" or as just "hype," nanoscience and nanotechnologies are controversial, touted by some as the likely engines of spectacular transformation of human societies and even human bodies, and by others as conceptually flawed. These challenges make an encyclopedia of nanoscience and society an absolute necessity. Providing a guide to what these understandings and challenges are about, the Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Society offers accessible descriptions of some of the key technical achievements of nanoscience along with its history and prospects. Rather than a technical primer, this encyclopedia instead focuses on the efforts of governments around the world to fund nanoscience research and to tap its potential for economic development as well as to assess how best to regulate a new technology for the environmental, occupational, and consumer health and safety issues related to the field. Contributions examine and analyze the cultural significance of nanoscience and nanotechnologies and describe some of the organizations, and their products, that promise to make nanotechnologies a critical part of the global economy. Written by noted scholars and practitioners from around the globe, these two volumes offer nearly 500 entries describing the societal aspects of nanoscience and nanotechnology. Key Themes - Art, Design, and Materials - Bionanotechnology Centers - Context - Economics and Business - Engagement and the Public - Environment and Risk - Ethics and Values - Geographies and Distribution - History and Philosophy - Integration and Interdisciplinarity - Nanotechnology Companies - Nanotechnology Organizations

Rights Regulation and the Technological Revolution

Rights  Regulation  and the Technological Revolution Book
Author : Roger Brownsword
Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
Release : 2008
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This title provides panoramic commentary on the dynamics of regulation in the face of the last century's technological revolutions. It examines how rapid technological change has transformed the relationship between regulators and wider society.

Plenty of Room for Biology at the Bottom

Plenty of Room for Biology at the Bottom Book
Author : Ehud Gazit
Publisher : Imperial College Press
Release : 2007
ISBN : 1860946771
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Written by a leading nanobiologist actively involved at the forefront of the field both as a researcher and an educator, this book takes the reader from the fundamentals of nanobiology to the most advanced applications.The book is written in such a way as to be accessible to biologists and chemists with no background in nanotechnology. It is reader-friendly and will appeal to a wide audience not only in academia but also in the industry and anyone interested in learning more about nanobiotechnology.The book includes a glossary and a selected list of companies actively involved in nanobiotechnology and will be an important reference for those interested in the application aspects of the field.

Nanotalk

Nanotalk Book
Author : Rosalyn W. Berne
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2006
ISBN : 9780805848106
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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No one really knows where nanotechnology is leading, what its pursuit will mean, and how it may affect human and other forms of life. Nevertheless, its research and development are moving briskly into that unknown. It has been suggested that rapid movement towards 'who knows where' is endemic to all technological development; that its researchers pursue it for curiosity and enjoyment, without knowing the consequences, believing that their efforts will be beneficial. Further, that the enthusiasm for development comes with no malicious intent but rather from simple ignorance. Contrary to that commonly held perception about the collective pursuit of technological development, there are individual research scientists and engineers who are quite willing to reflect on the meaning of their work in nanotechnology. Nanotalk is a book of conversations and explorations with thirty five such nano-research scientists and engineers who share their ideas, experiences, perceptions, and beliefs about their work, humanity, nature, change, and the future of the world with nanotechnology. Precisely because of the unknowable nature of nanotechnology research and development, conscientious foresight and ethical reflection are warranted every step of the way. Not only do nanotechnology research and development represent enormous financial commitments, but they also require a profound leap of faith regarding its possible outcomes. Using these conversations as the basis of reflection and deliberation, the author explores the possible significance of nanotechnology to humanity and how it might be pursued conscientiously and ethically.

Governing at the Nanoscale

Governing at the Nanoscale Book
Author : Matthew Kearnes,Phil Macnaghten,James Wilsdon
Publisher : Demos Medical Publishing
Release : 2006
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Rapid advances in nanotechnologies are giving rise to new economic, social and ethical questions. Are systems of governance and regulation keeping pace? How can we imagine the social possibilities created by emerging technologies and choose among them wisely?

Solutions to Environmental Problems Involving Nanotechnology and Enzyme Technology

Solutions to Environmental Problems Involving Nanotechnology and Enzyme Technology Book
Author : Alka Dwevedi
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2018-12-06
ISBN : 0128131241
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Nanotechnology and Enzyme Technology Combined to Address Environmental Problems discusses how nanotechnology and enzyme technology work independently and together to help researchers and environmental professionals learn about this revolutionary and cross-disciplinary field. Nanotechnology has provided a range of nanomaterials, some of which are helpful in the protection of the environment and climate. They can be used to improve durability against mechanical stress, help in cleaning, enhance energy efficiency as insulation, save energy consumption during transportation due to catalytic properties, and more. This book highlights this technology as it continues to provide solutions for various environmental problems. Covers air and water pollution remediation in the developing field of combining nanotechnology with enzyme technology Reviews the sustainability potentials of combining nanotechnology and enzyme technology, including energy production Applies current research and utilization to a variety of environmental issues, including pollution and energy production

Fungi Bio prospects in Sustainable Agriculture Environment and Nano technology

Fungi Bio prospects in Sustainable Agriculture  Environment and Nano technology Book
Author : Vijay Kumar Sharma,Maulin P. Shah,Shobhika Parmar,Ajay Kumar
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2020-10-09
ISBN : 0128213957
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Fungi bio-prospects in sustainable agriculture, environment and nanotechnology is a three-volume series that has been designed to explore the huge potential of the many diverse applications of fungi to human life. The series unveils the latest developments and scientific advances in the study of the biodiversity of fungi, extremophilic fungi, and fungal secondary metabolites and enzymes, while also presenting cutting-edge molecular tools used to study fungi. Readers will learn all about the recent progress and future potential applications of fungi in agriculture, environmental remediation, industry, food safety, medicine, and nanotechnology. Volume 1 will cover the biodiversity of fungi and the associated biopotential applications. This volume offers insights into both basic and advanced biotechnological applications in human welfare and sustainable agriculture. The chapters shed light on the different roles of fungi as a bio-fertilizer, a bio-control agent, and a component of microbial inoculants. They also focus on the various applications of fungi in bio-fuel production, nano-technology, and in the management of abiotic stresses such as drought, salinity, and metal toxicity. Provides a deep understanding of fungi and summarizes fungi’s various applications in the fields of microbiology and sustainable agriculture Describes the role of fungal inoculants as biocontrol agents, and in improved stress tolerance and growth of plants