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Nanotechnology and homeland security
Mark A. Ratner

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Nanotechnology and homeland security
new weapons for new wars
Daniel Ratner, Mark A. Ratner.

Published 2004 by Prentice Hall/PTR in Upper Saddle River, NJ .
Written in English.

About the Book

A rather wide-ranging once-over lightly of nanoscience and (mostly) nanotechnology, particularly with respect to military applications.

First Sentence

The reference to Viet Nam is the only thing that differentiates this portion of John F. Kennedy’s 1961 state of the Union address from one that might be heard today.

Table of Contents

Forward xi
Preface xvii
1 Introduction 1
The Great Awakening 1
The Case for Nanotechnology 7
2 Nanotechnology: What and Why? 11
Comments 11
What Nanotechnology Is Not 14
Major Branches of Research 18
Materials 19
Sensors 21
Biomedical Nanostructures 22
Energy 22
Electronics 23
Optics 24
Fabrication 24
Why Nanotechnology? 26
3 The New Battlespace 29
The Changing Face of War 29
Weapons of Mass Destruction: The Challenge 34
Weapons of Mass Destruction: The Solutions 39
Part I: Detection 39
Part II: Protection 43
Part III: Remediation 46
The Modern Soldier 48
A Coat of Many Colors 49
Comments 51
The Man-Machine Interface 49
Out of Harm's Way 57
Better, Faster, Tougher, Smarter 60
Batteries Not Inclued 64
The Tip of the Iceberg 64
Comments 65
4 Homeland Security 67
The State of The Nation 67
Hardening the Hearts of Cities 69
Smelling Smoke 71
First Response 72
Clean It Up! 74
Human Repair 77
The Information War 79
High-Performance Computing 80
Comments 82
Cryptography 84
Flexible and Pervasive Computing 86
System Diversity and Survivability 87
5 Environmental and Economic Aspects of Nanoscience 91
Fabrication 92
Remediation of Ongoing Environmental Issues 96
Transportation 99
Energy 102
Comments 102
The Hydrogen Economy 109
Domestic Economic Implications 110
Global Economic Impact 113
The Economics of Security 115
6 Society, Ethics, and Geopolitics 117
Comments 117
Information Tech, Biotech, Nanotech 118
Public Policy 120
Intellectual Property 123
Privacy and Civil Liberties 126
Education and Training 128
Amorality of Technology 129
Vigilance, Awareness, and Responsibility 130
Index 135
About the Authors 146


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