Notes

1 See too Grey Goo's Sticky Mess. Analysis, BBC Radio 4, http://news. bbc.co.uk/nol/shared/spl/hi/programmes/analysis/transcripts/30_12_04.txt.

2 www.royalsoc.ac.uk/news.asp?id=2976.

3 DTI's nanotech initiative wins faint praise, Research Fortnight, 23 March 2005, p6.

4 This was a web-based survey and the particular biases that can be introduced through this medium should be taken into account when interpreting it (Couper, 2000).

5 Social Impact of Nanotechnology Project, www.nsec.northwestern.edu/ SocialImpact.htm.

6 www.mori.co.uk.

7 'Firstly, the BSE inquiry impacted upon us. Never again will any scientific committee say that there is no risk.. .' Sir William Stewart, Minutes of Evidence to the House of Commons Trade and Industry Select Committee, 13 March 2001.

8 DTI (national) press release, 25 February 2005. Lord Sainsbury outlines Government Plans for the Safe and Ethical Development of Nanotechnol-ogies.

9 Quest for answers, The Guardian, London, 2 February 2005.

10 Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters, United Nations ECE/CEP/ 43, agreed in Aarhus, Denmark, 23-25 June 1998.

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