NICE Documentation

Abstract

The NICE database is an expert-reviewed meta-base of academic research, public reports, advertising materials, technical specifications, and theorized implementations of nanotechnology captured in an urban context. The database will be compiled by graduate student researchers and reviewed by experts with layman's terms summaries of the technologies. The NICE database will catalog nanotechnological applications with particular attention being paid to functionality, nanotechnological mechanisms, potential benefits, potential hazards, urban domain, development stage, and substitution properties. As a resource to CNS as well as interested scholars, professionals, and the general public, there will be different levels of NICE users ranging from expert reviewers to the general public.