Nano@home is an open source project, as much as it is a science project, to help advance nanotechnology. Specifically it is set up to help in the design of nanometer-sized molecular machines that will make it feasible to manufacture just about anything that is possible within the constraints of the laws of nature.
The founding of the Society will coincide with its first annual conference in Seattle (September 2009). The Society for the Study of Nanoscience and Emerging Technologies (S-NET) is poised to become an international organization to promote open intellectual exchange towards the advancement of knowledge and understanding of nanotechnologies in society. S-NET represents diverse communities, viewpoints, and methodologies in the social sciences and humanities. It welcomes contributions from scientists and engineers that advance the critical reflection of nanotechnologies and related developments.