- About the Book
Since the beginning of the industrial age, most machines have grown steadily smaller, more powerful, and more complex. Now nanotechnology, based on the science of the infinitesimally small, takes technology beyond most popular definitions of reality, to a realm of molecular machines, cell-sized computers, and other astounding possibilities.
NANOCOSM is like a debriefing of the major players in nanotechnology -- scientists, entrepreneurs, educators, venture capitalists, and government officials. Atkinson probes for their best ideas, converts the answers to common English, then tabulates the results. His quest for the biggest concepts in super-miniature technology leads him all over the globe, from Tsukuba, Japan -- home to the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology -- to the Nanotech Planet conference in San Jose, California -- with contributions from Canada, Brussels, Switzerland, Australia, the U.K., New York, and North Carolina.
In NANOCOSM, Atkinson reveals a spectacular view of the immediate future of nanotechnology and its applications in:
As with any phenomenon, nanotechnology has both its naysayers and its zealots, by turns clouding scientific truth with dismissals, prophecies, and pipe dreams. But nanotech is real: The U.S. President recently announced a $500 million National Nanotechnology Initiative, and "Business Week" named nanotechnology one of the Ten Technologies That Will Change Our Lives. NANOCOSM shows why.
...clearly written, lucidly explained, humorous, and even whimsical book.
Nanocosm is the nanotechnology book we have all been waiting for: accurate, realistic and oh so readable.
...a scientific travelogue that describes the new nano-frontier in clear everyday language.
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