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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: _____ 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).
Apocalypse Now
Grey Goo
Mad Nano
I Robot

Q 2: 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?
10-9 m
109 m
10-6 m
106 m

Q 3: 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
Infrared detector
Scanning probe microscopy
Optical telescopy

Q 4: While manipulating nanoparticles, the following would happen.
surface tension would become more important
gravity would become less important
all of these
Van der Waals attraction would become more important

Q 5: Potential benefits of nanotechnology might include
faster computers and advanced data storage
improvements in skin care and protection
all of these
advanced pharmaceuticals and new drug delivery systems

Q 6: Critics of nanotechnology point to the potential toxicity of new classes of nanosubstances and compare them to
atom bomb
microscopic materials like asbestos fibres
green house emissions
highly damaging acid rain

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