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By Ahmed S. Khan

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For innovative advances in nanotechnology, the key is researchers with expertise in multiple subsets of these disciplines, since so many implications and fields are linked to a nano “micro-revolution” (Khan & Qadeer, 2010). 4). The cost of creating and maintaining nanotechnology facilities is a major challenge for educational institutions. But by using innovative approaches such as inter-university collaboration, academia-industry partnerships, and Web-based remote access to nanofabrication facilities, educational institutions can overcome the costrelated challenges and thus help students and faculty to become innovative nanotechnology researchers (Khan & Qadeer, 2010).

Scientists at Stanford University have created a nanoscale version of next-generation memory technologies using carbon nanotubes. Such nanotube-based memory will be much faster than the existing flash memory and can be manufactured at sizes less than 10 nm—a range where siliconbased memory cannot function (Courtland, 2011). New developments in nanotechnology sensors have generated new interest in microelectromechanical (MEMS)-based systems. MEMS devices have applications in communications, medical diagnosis, commerce, the military, aerospace, and satellite systems.

How will this revolution develop? The opportunities that will develop in the future will depend significantly upon the ways in which a number of challenges are met. As we design systems on a nanoscale, we develop the capability to redesign the structure of all materials—natural and synthetic—along with rethinking the new possibilities of the reconstruction of any and all materials. Such a change in our design power presents tremendous social and ethical questions. To enable our future leadership to make decisions for sustainable, ethical, economic nanotechnological development, it is imperative that we educate all nanotechnology stakeholders about the short-term and long-term benefits, limitations, and risks of nanotechnology.

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