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

Q 2: While manipulating nanoparticles, the following would happen.
Van der Waals attraction would become more important
all of these
gravity would become less important
surface tension would become more important

Q 3: 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 4: 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
106 m
10-6 m
109 m

Q 5: _____ 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).
Mad Nano
Apocalypse Now
Grey Goo
I Robot

Q 6: 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.
Optical telescopy
Ultrasonic photography
Infrared detector
Scanning probe microscopy

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