The bestselling introductory guide on nanotechnology?now revised and updated The world of nanotechnology is ever changing and evolving; this fun and friendly guide demystifies the topic for anyone interested in how molecule-sized machines and processes affect our everyday lives. The authors begin with explaining the background of nanotechnology and then examine industries that are affected by this technology. Aiming to educate and simultaneously dispel common myths, the book explores the many nanotechnology-enabled consumer products available on the market today, ranging from socks to face lotion to jet skis to floor cleaners, to name a few. Serves as a fun and friendly introduction to the fascinating topic of nanotechnology Discusses the various issues involving nanotechnology in the areas of environment, medicine, defense, and others Provides real-world examples of everyday nanotechnology use such as floor cleaners, flash memory drives, face lotion, computer processors, and more Written in the accessible, humorous For Dummies style, Nanotechnology For Dummies, 2nd Edition provides an easy-to-understand overview of nanotechnology and its real-world implementation.
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See how nanotechnology is shaping our future and what a difference incredibly tiny particles can make! Nanotechnology may be both the most promising and the most misunderstood technology in the world today, so you've come to the right place to learn all about it! Here, you can discover not only the concepts behind nanotechnologybut also how it's being applied in the real world. And you'll peek into the future to see some of the things nano can make possible. So what is it, exactly? -- learn what nanotechnology is, how it has evolved, and how research labs, companies, and governments are using it It's everywhere -- see how nanotechnology helps make homes stronger, computer processors faster, car batteries more efficient, cleaning products more effective, and tennis balls bouncier Really important stuff -- discover nanotechnology's many contributions to medicine and energy conservation The tricky parts -- explore the ethical, regulatory, and safety issues surrounding nanotechnology Career opportunities -- find out how to make a career of nanotechnology Nanotechnology For Dummies , 2nd Edition, guides the reader through a bright path of progress and possibility, on a road that will eventually lead to all that nanotechnology promises. -- Desiree Dudley and Christine Peterson , Foresight Institute From the Foreword Open the book and find: What buckyballs are and why they matter How nanowires could put a supercomputer in the palm of your hand Why nanocomposites make materials lighter and stronger All about high-powered microscopes that allow us to view the world at the nano level How nanotechnology can make space travel easier How nano can help cure diseases and safely deliver drugs Why regulation of nanotechnology is so important Visit the companion web site at www.dummies.com/go/nanofd2e for nanotechnology news, information, and resources Learn about: Using molecular replicators to build materials atom by atom Developing more energy-efficient vehicles Improving the environment All the ways nanomedicine can help us live longer