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Nanotechnology and Public Attitudes

Sep 08, 2005
A new study released by the Wilson Center's Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies, a project created in partnership with The Pew Charitable Trusts, reveals that while Americans welcome new potential life-saving and -enhancing applications promised by nanotechnology, they voice concern over its potential long-term human health and environmental effects and the ability of government and the private sectors to manage such risks.

Two U.S. Government Experts to Join Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies

May 31, 2005
The newly launched Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies announced today that two U.S. government experts are joining the Project---Andrew Maynard, Ph.D., an internationally recognized authority on the health implications of nanotechnology and Julia A. Moore, senior advisor in the National Science Foundation's Office of International Science and Engineering.

Wilson Center Launches New Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies

Apr 27, 2005
In partnership with the Pew CharitableTrusts, the Wilson Center will work with industry, academia, NGOs, and others to explore the future of nanotechnologies and their implications for the environment and human health.

The Future of American Citizen Engagement

Dec 09, 2004
In this roundtable discussion, officials from the government, NGOs, and the private sector will join Meetup.com CEO Scott Heifferman and Senior Political Advisor Don Means to discuss possible applications of its popular Internet-based, community-building tool for public policy. This event is open to the public.

Intern Foresight

Jan 22, 2004

Taking Games Seriously

Jan 10, 2004
The Wilson Center's Foresight and Governance Project recently convened game developers and policymakers to explore the application of computer games to challenges facing our public sector. The first "Serious Games Day" featured computer games that address issues such as government recruitment, first responder training, and budgeting.

Mapping the Human Genome: Risks and Benefits

Jan 05, 2004
David Rejeski, director of the Wilson Center's Foresight and Governance Project, lauds the benefits but warns of the ethical and moral implications of the sequencing of the human genome.

Woodrow Wilson Center and IBM Explore the Future of Computing

Oct 24, 2003
Managing just one computer can tax the average person's technical capabilities. How do we thrive in a world where we might be connected to thousands of computational devices, which are connected to each other? This seminar and discussion explored the emerging world of autonomic computing. The video of the meeting is available here.

The Internet: Environmental Savior or Bane?

Sep 17, 2003
Will information technology provide new solutions to our environmental dilemmas? A new collection of research studies, edited by the Wilson Center's Foresight and Governance Project Director David Rejeski, examines the environmental impact of the Internet economy.

Center Explores Nanotechnology and Energy

Jun 05, 2003
The application of nano-scale technologies is beginning to dramatically impact both how we produce and conserve energy. How far can these technologies take us on the road towards energy independence? In this seminar, a panel of industry experts explored a wide range of technologies, ranging from photovoltaics to lighting and clean coal technology.

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