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Kulinowski, Kristen – Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, 2004
Nanotechnology is science and engineering resulting from the manipulation of matter's most basic building blocks: atoms and molecules. As such, nanotechnology promises unprecedented control over both the materials we use and the means of their production. Such control could revolutionize nearly every sector of our economy, including medicine,…
Descriptors: Science Education, Engineering, Molecular Structure, Technology Education
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Pense, Christine M.; Cutcliffe, Stephen H. – Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, 2007
Nanotechnology promises to amend an understanding of elemental properties, alter the basic techniques of manufacturing, and improve disease diagnosis. There is a disconnect among the positive predictions of scientists and researchers, the fears of public interest groups, and the developers of products. A new framework for evaluating the social…
Descriptors: Public Opinion, Technology, Science and Society, Case Studies
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Loui, Michael C. – Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, 2009
In a small course on technology and society, students participated in an extended role-play simulation for two weeks. Each student played a different adult character in a fictional community, which faces technological decisions in three scenarios set in the near future. The three scenarios involved stem cell research, nanotechnology, and privacy.…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Role Playing, Simulation, Science and Society
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Pilarski, Linda M.; Mehta, Michael D.; Caulfield, Timothy; Kaler, Karan V. I. S.; Backhouse, Christopher J. – Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, 2004
At present there is an enormous discrepancy between our nanotechnological capabilities (particularly our nanobiotechnologies), our social wisdom, and consensus on how to apply them. To date, cost considerations have greatly constrained our application of nanotechnologies. However, novel advances in microsystem platform technologies are about to…
Descriptors: Molecular Biology, Science and Society, Science Education, Biomedicine