Faculty Advisor

Bar-On, Isa

Faculty Advisor

Burnham, Nancy A.

Abstract

Perceptions of nanotechnology and possible repercussions are explored. A short survey was conducted to gather data, and a summary of the technology as it stands today is presented. Nanotechnology in medical, materials, and manufacturing applications are presented and perceptions of the benefits and threats. It is important for scientists to understand how the public perceives their technology, so that they can help people understand nanotechnology better. In this, very little is known by the public, so there are unfounded fears.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

August 2005

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Physics

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