A massive forest fire has been raging in Alberta, Canada, for nearly a month. Scientists say warmer, drier weather has increased the frequency and intensity of fires. For this month's Environmental Outlook: wildfires, climate change and threats to North America’s forests.
Scientists are now able to manipulate matter at a molecular level and are working to create tiny mechanisms that have the potential to bring about the next technological revolution. A panel talks about the technology and how it could transform a range of scientific fields.
- James Ellenbogan principal scientist, nanosystems group, Mitre Corporation
- Ellen Williams physics professor at University of Maryland
- Don Eigler IBM Almaden Research Center
- Carlo Montemagno professor of bioengineering at Cornell University
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