Nanotechnology refers to the manipulation of matter on the scale of the nanometer (one billionth of a meter). Nanoscale science operates in the realm of single atoms and molecules. At present, commercial nanotechnology involves materials science (i.e. researchers have been able to make materials that are stronger and more durable by taking advantage of property changes that occur when substances are reduced to nanoscale dimensions). As nanoscale molecular self-assembly becomes a commercial reality, nanotech will move into conventional manufacturing and it is already changing healthcare, food and drug production. Nanotechnology involves profound social , military and environmental risks, with new nanomaterials potentially threatening raw material economies of the south and posing new health risks to workers and the public at large.

News and Reports about Nanotechnology

Argumentos para la evaluación de las tecnologías 1 Jul 2012
Agumentos para la evaluación de las tecnologías 1 Jul 2012
Tres propuestas para el Borrador Cero 30 Mar 2012
¿Qué pasa con la nanotecnología? se presenta en Dakar 13 Feb 2011
Regulación y geopolítica 15 Dic 2010
Organizaciones de la Sociedad Civil anuncian el lanzamiento de una nueva campaña global contra los experimentos de geoingeniería y urgen al público a unirse. 21 Abr 2010
Más de cuarenta organizaciones sociales de todo el mundo publicaron Principios Fundamentales para la Vigilancia de la Nanotecnología y los Nanomateriales 30 Jul 2007
18 Jun 2007