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Little by Little. Expansions of Nanoscience and Emerging Technologies
van Lente, Harro; Coenen, Christopher; Fleischer, Torsten et al.
2012IOS Press, Heidelberg, Germany


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Keywords :
Nanoscience; Emerging Technologies; Governance
Abstract :
[en] Little by little, nanotechnology has emerged amid enormous anticipations and fantastic promises of new materials, aspiring to manipulate our world “atom by atom.” While these grand visions continue to capture the imaginations of various audiences—and continue to be contested, as well—nanotechnology has developed into more than that. During the last two decades, many research programs and industrial R&D expenditures have resulted in actual products and tangible innovations. Nanotechnology, it seems, is expanding. But what does it mean to say that nanotechnology is expanding?
Research center :
Spiral - STS
Disciplines :
Sociology & social sciences
Editor :
van Lente, Harro
Coenen, Christopher
Fleischer, Torsten
Konrad, Kornelia
Krabbenborg, Lotte
Milburn, Colin
Thoreau, François  ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Département de science politique > Gouvernance et société
Zülsdforf, Torben
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Title :
Little by Little. Expansions of Nanoscience and Emerging Technologies
Alternative titles :
[fr] Petit à petit. Expansions des nanosciences et des technologies émergentes
Publication date :
October 2012
Publisher :
IOS Press, Heidelberg, Germany
Funders :
F.R.S.-FNRS - Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique [BE]
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