NSF funds studies of social implications of nanotech

August 27, 2003 | Source: KurzweilAI

The National Science Foundation has announced two new grants, each over $1 million, to study the societal implications of nanotechnology.

One of the grants at the University of South Carolina will study nanotech’s potential for unintended consequences; the other at the University of California, Los Angeles will study how newly acquired knowledge about nanotechnology makes its way from the laboratory to the marketplace.

NSF press release