Society for the Study of Nanoscience and Emerging Technologies

The Society for the Study of Nanoscience and Emerging Technologies (S.NET) held its 5th Annual meeting October 27-29, 2013 at the School of Law, Northeastern University. S.NET is an international association that promotes intellectual exchange and critical inquiry about the advancement of nanoscience and emerging technologies in society. Its aim is to advance critical reflection from […]

2013 Workshop in Applied Philosophy

The 2013 Workshop in Applied Philosophy will be held from September 29th -29th at Northeastern University in Boston. The topic will be “Frontiers of Informed Consent.” For more information, see: http://www.northeastern.edu/ethics/workshop/.

Governing Uncertainty

Governing Uncertainty: Environmental Regulation in the Age Of NanotechnologyNanotechnology promises to transform the materials of everyday life, leading to smaller and more powerful computers, more durable plastics and fabrics, cheap and effective water purification systems, more efficient solar panels and storage batteries, and medical devices capable of tracking down and killing cancer cells. Policy analysts predict a radical change in the industrial sector. Yet the nanotechnology revolution is not straightforward.  Edited by Director and Principal Investigator Christopher J. Bosso, Governing Uncertainty: Environmental Regulation in the Age of Nanotechnology contains perspectives from economics, history, philosophy, and public policy. This new resource illuminates the challenges inherent in the development of nanotechnology and works toward a reconceptualization of government regulatory approaches.

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