The U of T's materials chemistry work in the 1970s and 1980s pointed the way to a molecular nanotechnology through nanochemistry.
Trend-setting contributions to a future molecular nanotechnology from the U of T's materials chemistry research group appeared in the early 1990s.
"What you're talking about when you use the phrase molecular nanotechnology
, is really a brand new approach to fabrication, to manufacturing," Gore said to his witness.
(26) National Space Society, "NSS Position Paper on Space and Molecular Nanotechnology
", online: Island One Society <www.islandone.org/MMSG/NSSNanoPosition.html>.
MOLECULAR NANOTECHNOLOGY (MNT), when fully developed, will provide the basis for the next technological revolution, possibly the most beneficial and yet most disruptive in human history.
(24.) Neil Jacobstein and Glenn Harlan Reynolds, "Foresight Guidelines on Molecular Nanotechnology Version 4.0," Foresight Institute, October 2004, http:// www.foresight.org/guidelines/current.html (accessed 3 May 2005).
(4) However, the market for future therapeutics, molecular nanotechnology products, medical devices and diagnostic tools promises to be substantial.
While our hereditary material found on DNA is located on chromosomes contained within the nucleus of our cells, the genetic material used in molecular nanotechnology applications will come from a synthetic chemical synthesis using much shorter stretches of single stranded DNA, no longer than about 4 nm.
Director of Molecular Nanotechnology
Lab, University of Alicante, Spain
The trail of regulation also runs persistently through the proposed Foresight Institute Guidelines on Molecular Nanotechnology. While the Guidelines speak of the opportunities in nanotechnology, they recognize that "Along with these new capabilities come new risks, and new responsibilities.
(14.) "Foresight Guidelines on Molecular Nanotechnology" (2000), online: Foresight Institute http://www.foresight.org/guidelines/current.html (date accessed: 5 June 2002) [hereinafter Guidelines].