Reading Material

Foster, Lynn E. Nanotechnology: Science, Innovation, and Opportunity. Upper Saddle River, NJ.:Prentice Hall, 2005.

Hall, J. Storrs. Nanofuture: What's Next For Nanotechnology? Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 2005.

Ratner, Daniel, and Mark A. Ratner. Nanotechnology and Homeland Security: New Weapons for New Wars. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2003. Scientific American (authors). Key Technologies for the 21st Century: Scientific American: A Special Issue. New York: W.H. Freeman & Co, 1996.

Shelley, Toby. Nanotechnology: New Promises, New Dangers (Global Issues). London, UK: Zed Books, 2006.


Detecting Deadly Chemicals. Science Daily. Investigators on a crime scene can now use a new tool for collecting chemical or biological samples. The sampler gun collects samples on a cotton pad—eliminating direct contact with anything harmful, as well as risk of contaminating evidence—a GPS system to record the samples' location, a camera that snaps pictures for evidence, and a digital voice recorder and writing pad for taking notes. NASA Space Elevator. Can we build a 22,000-mile-high cable to transport cargo and people into space? A Nanotechnology Super Soldier Suit. Nanotechnology in the military.

Detecting Deadly Chemicals. Science Daily. The Anthrax Scare and a new tool for collecting chemical or biological samples.

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Space Elevator. Scientists envision a space elevator based in the Pacific Ocean and rising to a satellite in geosynchronous orbit. articles/view.php3?article_id=218392162&language=english


Voyage of the Nano-Surgeons. NASA-funded scientists are crafting microscopic vessels that can venture into the human body and repair problems—one cell at a time.


National Science Foundation: NSF Home Page: NSF News:

Department of Homeland Security: Department of Defense:

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health: niosh/homepage.html

National Aeronautics and Space Administration: index.html

Los Alamos National Laboratory:

National Nanotechnology Initiative: The National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) is a federal R&D program established to coordinate the multiagency efforts in nanoscale science, engineering, and technology. The goals of the NNI are to: maintain a world-class research and development program aimed at realizing the full potential of nanotechnology; facilitate transfer of new technologies into products for economic growth, jobs, and other public benefit; develop educational resources, a skilled workforce, and the supporting infrastructure and tools to advance nanotechnology.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulates a wide range of products, including foods, cosmetics, drugs, devices, and veterinary products, some of which may utilize nanotechnology or contain nanomaterials.

National Institute of Standards and Technology: public_affairs/nanotech.htm


You may enjoy a National Science Foundation game, called NanoMission. NanoMissionTM is a cutting edge gaming experience which educates players about basic concepts in nanoscience.

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