Monday, May 17, 2004

Washington Post: Language of Science Lags Behind Nanotech

Burgeoning Field in Need of Universal Way to Describe Creations
5/17/04; Page A07; by Rick Weiss
Nanotech inventors assign somewhat arbitrary names to new materials because for the most part there is no established taxonomy. Regular chemistry naming conventions are sometimes inadequate because the materials act differently on a nano level. Regulators and insurers both need to refer to materials with standard names.

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