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The long view of nanotechnology development: the National Nanotechnology Initiative at 10 years
A brief perspective on the development of the NNI since 2000 in the international context is provided, the main outcomes of the R&D programs after 10 years, the governance aspects specific to this emerging field, lessons learned, and most importantly, how the nanotechnology community should prepare for the future are provided.
National Nanotechnology Initiative - Past, Present, Future
This paper presents the genesis of the National Nanotechnology Initiative, its long-term view (2000-2020), its current status, and its likely evolution.
Nanotechnology Research Directions for Societal Needs in 2020: Retrospective and Outlook
1. Enabling and Investigative Tools: Theory, Modeling, and Simulation 2. Enabling and Investigative Tools: Measuring Methods,Instruments and Metrology 3. Synthesis, Processing and Manufacturing of
Converging Technologies for Improving Human Performance
This report incorporates the views expressed at the workshop of leading experts from government, academia, and private sector, and detailed in contributions submitted thereafter by members of the
Converging Technologies for Improving Human Performance: Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, Information Technology and Cognitive Science
Overview.- General Statements and Visionary Projects.- A. Motivation and Outlook.- B. Expanding Human Cognition and Communication.- C. Improving Human Health and Physical Capabilities.- D. enhancing
Broader Societal Issues of Nanotechnology
Nanoscale science and engineering are providing unprecedented understanding and control over the basic building blocks of matter, leading to increased coherence in knowledge, technology, and
Nanotechnology: convergence with modern biology and medicine.
  • M. Roco
  • Biology
    Current opinion in biotechnology
  • 1 June 2003
International Perspective on Government Nanotechnology Funding in 2005
The worldwide investment in nanotechnology research and development (R&D) reported by national government organizations and EC has increased approximately 9-fold in the last 8 years – from $432
Nanoscale Science and Engineering: Unifying and Transforming Tools
  • M. Roco
  • Materials Science
  • 1 May 2004
Nanoscale science and engineering activities are flourishing in the U.S. The National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) transforming plan proposed in 1999 led to a synergistic, accelerated and
Societal implications of nanoscience and nanotechnology
This chapter discusses social science Approaches for Assessing Nanotechnology's Implications and concludes that nanotechnology and Societal Interactions should be considered in the same context.