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2015-2016 Catalog

FYS 153 Nanotechnology: Less Really is More

Proponents of nanotechnology claim it will ease world hunger, revolutionize health care, and provide virtually unlimited clean energy. Imagine materials 100 times stronger than steel, computers one billionth the size of a laptop, and nanomachines implanted into your body to modify your DNA, enhance your senses, and improve your ability to process complex information. In this course we review the science behind nanotechnology, discuss its applications, and explore the ethical and economic implications of this emerging technology.