budgeting another $2.36 billion for nanotech research over the next
three years. That's just
a little more than what they've already been spending in previous
years, but it is still a lot of money.
The US is hoping to see
a flurry of inventions as a result of nanotech research. The bill
apparently steer the funds in various directions with nearly half going
National Science Foundation. Perhaps
it's a good time to
think about a career in nanotechnology?
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High-tech whistle-blower, Jack Forman, is in deep kimshi in Crichton's
book, Prey. This is nanotechnology at its worst. Here's a brief
Jack discovers his wife's firm has created self-replicating
nanotechnology--a literal swarm of microscopic machines. Originally
meant to serve as a military eye in the sky, the swarm has now escaped
into the environment and is seemingly intent on killing the scientists
trapped in the facility. The reader realizes early, however, that Jack,
his wife, and fellow scientists have more to fear from the hidden
dangers within the lab than from the predators without.
This is interesting science.