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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.

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Writing, Speech, Debate, & General Knowledge
7.1 Nano Technology

Q 1: The following may be considered naturally occurring nanodevices.
prions
all of these
cells
viruses

Q 2: _____ 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
I Robot
Mad Nano

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
Scanning probe microscopy
Optical telescopy
Infrared detector

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?
109 m
106 m
10-6 m
10-9 m

Q 5: Critics of nanotechnology point to the potential toxicity of new classes of nanosubstances and compare them to
microscopic materials like asbestos fibres
atom bomb
highly damaging acid rain
green house emissions

Q 6: Potential benefits of nanotechnology might include
all of these
faster computers and advanced data storage
advanced pharmaceuticals and new drug delivery systems
improvements in skin care and protection

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