Quotes from Nanotechnology and Homeland Security
- Quotes from the 2004 Prentice-Hall book:
Nanotechnology and Homeland Security
by Daniel & Mark Ratner
Page 29, quote from Admiral David Jeremiah.
"Military applications of molecular manufacturing have even greater
potential than nuclear weapons to radically change the balance of power."
"Nanotechnology is promising to improve batteries to the point where they
may become the sole power source for a car or truck without huge
"While batteries don't generate energy the same way fuel cells do, they
allow us to use electricity generated at industrial power stations, which
are much more efficient in converting fossil fuel to energy than current
cars are. Batteries also eliminate the need for a gasoline distribution
system." (Ouch! RC)
Page 102, quote from Richard Smalley, 1996 Nobel Prize Winner.
"The problem of energy has vast political, economic, and social aspects that
have been at the root of most wars... The new energy technology must not
involve burning carbon. When all the costs are figured in, fossil energy is
too expensive now..."
"Nanostructures... play key roles... in reducing the burning of
carbon-contained materials, and for making the energy supply entirely
independent of hydrocarbons such as petroleum. Nanostructure applications in
energy... include nanoporous (aerogel) carbon electrodes for advanced, high
energy, and high power battery structures."
"Soldiers currently carry more than 20 pounds of batteries and portable
power supplies into battle."
Transcribed by RemyC.