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Writing, Speech, Debate, & General Knowledge
7.1 Nano Technology

Directions: Answer the following questions and verify your answers. Do your own research and write an informative essay about nano technology.
Q 1: Potential benefits of nanotechnology might include
all of these
advanced pharmaceuticals and new drug delivery systems
faster computers and advanced data storage
improvements in skin care and protection

Q 2: Critics of nanotechnology point to the potential toxicity of new classes of nanosubstances and compare them to
atom bomb
green house emissions
highly damaging acid rain
microscopic materials like asbestos fibres

Q 3: The following may be considered naturally occurring nanodevices.
viruses
all of these
cells
prions

Q 4: Nanotechnology is the understanding and control of matter at dimensions of roughly 1 to 100 nanometers, where unique phenomena enable novel applications. What is a nanometer?
10-6 m
109 m
106 m
10-9 m

Q 5: _____ refers to a hypothetical end-of-the-world event involving molecular nanotechnology in which out-of-control self-replicating robots consume all living matter on Earth while building more of themselves (a scenario known as ecophagy).
I Robot
Mad Nano
Grey Goo
Apocalypse Now

Q 6: One fundamental characteristic of nanotechnology is that nanodevices self-assemble. That is, they build themselves from the bottom up. _________ is an important technique both for characterization and synthesis of nanomaterials.
Ultrasonic photography
Scanning probe microscopy
Optical telescopy
Infrared detector

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