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Nanotechnology: what is it and why should I care?

Prof Walton will explain what nanotechnology is, why things so small are so useful and why most media scares are unjustified.

Nanotechnology, which is simply the exploitation of extremely small (sub 100nm) structures, has been in use for over a hundred years. The technology is now commonplace in diverse products from cosmetics to computers. Recently, as governments and companies have been investing billions in nanotechnology, there has been a corresponding bloom of media scare stories which have seriously threatened public confidence in this growing industry.

Professor Anthony Walton will explain what nanotechnology actually is, why things so small are so useful and why most of the media scares are unjustified.


Professor Anthony Walton | talks


Date and Time:

8 November 2004 at 7:30 pm


1 hour



Filmhouse Bar
88 Lothian Road
0131 228 2688
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Organised by:

Café Scientifique, Edinburgh
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café scientifique happens in this venue on the second monday of every month check www.cafescientifique.org/edinburgh/ for details

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