The views expressed in this volume are those held by each contributor and are not necessarily those of the Officers and Fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. iii PREFACE iii Preface In January 2004, President George W. Bush announced a plan for returning humans to the Moon and eventually flying a manned mission to Mars. The president's… (More)
The science advisor to the US president has the opportunity to influence how scientific research is supported by the federal government, as well as the ways in which science and technology can be applied to meet the needs of society.
How do the risks and benefi ts of nanotechnology, as viewed by the public, compare with those associated with other technologies such as genetically modifi ed organisms, stem cells, biotechnology and nuclear power? And when deciding to use a specifi c nanotechnology product, will consumers consider the risks, the benefi ts, or both? We report the fi rst… (More)