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Democratizing technology: Be careful what you wish for

One currently popular response to rapid technological evolution is to call for 'the democratization of technology.' Among other things, this approach calls for increased awareness and sensitivity of technologists to the social implications of their work, and greater efforts to include society in decisions regarding the particular structure and deployment of various technologies.

Posted: Jan 7th, 2008

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Nanotechnology to pervade automobiles

Nanotechnology would soon have a pervasive effect on automotive products and manufacturing processes in the automobile industry, said Hyderabad-based International Advanced Research for New Materials Research Centre director G Sundara Rajan.

Posted: Jan 5th, 2008

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Boron nanotubes could outperform carbon

Carbon may be losing its monopoly over the nanoworld. According to the latest calculations, tubes built out of the element boron could have many of the same properties as carbon nanotubes.

Posted: Jan 4th, 2008

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The problem with pseudosciences

There is an interesting article on the CSI (Committee for Sceptical Inquiry) website about a broad range of assessments from CSICOP panelists of pseudoscience and the paranormal in education, the media, and public perception.

Posted: Jan 4th, 2008

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