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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: A unique phenomenon that occurs in nanoparticles is Gibbs-Thomson effect, which is the _____.
raising of the melting point of a material
lowering of the melting point of a material
instant freezing of material
instant evaporation of material

Q 2: The following may be considered naturally occurring nanodevices.
all of these
viruses
prions
cells

Q 3: _____ 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
Grey Goo
Apocalypse Now
Mad Nano

Q 4: Critics of nanotechnology point to the potential toxicity of new classes of nanosubstances and compare them to
atom bomb
highly damaging acid rain
green house emissions
microscopic materials like asbestos fibres

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