Science in Society Archive


Index of articles from the Science in Society Archive on nanotechnology. For articles in other categories, please see the SiS archive menu.

Nanoparticles Bioaccumulate and Harm Soybean Crops
New research suggests nanoparticles are a threat to agricultural production as well as health
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 3rd September 2012

Nanotoxicity in Regulatory Vacuum
A vast and rapidly expanding array of engineered nano-products floods the consumer market unregulated as evidence of toxicities accumulate
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 10th March 2010

Quantum Computer or Red-Flag?
A Canada-based company claims to have built the first prototype quantum computer and attracted US$60 million in venture capital.
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 3rd September 2008

Nanotoxicity: A New Discipline
Nanoparticles - billionths of metre in dimensions - produced by nanotechnology have unusual properties not found in the bulk material, which can be exploited in numerous applications such as biosensing, electronics, photovoltaics, diagnostics and drug delivery.
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 10th October 2005

As nanotechnology is moving into producing tonnes of nanoparticles, Dr. Vyvyan Howard explains why harmless materials become dangerous when shrunk to the nanoscale
Dr. Vyvyan Howard 4th December 2003

Metal Nanoshells, Cure or Curse?
Among the nanoparticles developed for use in medical and other applications are non-biodegradable metal nanoshells. Has enthusiasm to exploit their remarkable properties run too far ahead of safety considerations?
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 20th November 2003

Nanotubes Highly Toxic
An entire molecular electronics industry is poised to take off, much of it on the back of carbon nanotubes. But new research is raising alarm. Nanotubes are highly damaging to the lungs of mice.
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 18th November 2003

Nanotechnology, a Hard Pill to Swallow
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho attempts to separate hype from reality in nanotechnology''s vision for medicine, to help decide how the technology can improve our lives without compromising our dignity and freedom.
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 24th August 2002