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February 11, 2006



There's some discussion of how to make nanotech production "green". When will the manufacturers and proponents tell us are the dangers, such as what happens when a living organism, like a person, inhales or ingests one? Or when a human consumes both an animal and the nanodevice being broken down - or not - by its stomach acids? Will doctors know what the symptoms are masking? Will the manufacturers be held responsible for the hospital stay?
No technology is green if it focuses only on the cradle and life of its product and ignores its grave.


Small point...

Carbon nanotubes are not made by rolling up graphene sheets.

Carbon atoms are added to the end of a growing nanotube, lengthening it. The nanotube begins to grow on a catalyst, usually metal.

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