25 November 2005

Small Times: News about MEMS, Nanotechnology and Microsystems

Small Times: News about MEMS, Nanotechnology and Microsystems

How many times have you sat in at one of those science communication events listening to someone saying that "understanding science" does not mean that people will love it? Here is another contribution to the debate. The author writes about nanotechnology and the public. He says: "As we're beginning to engage the public in decision making about nanotechnology, it becomes more and more important for scientists and science journalists to develop a better understanding of how public opinion is formed and of how individuals make sense of emerging technologies."

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