Today on Focus, cosmologist Joel R. Primack and his wife, author Nancy Ellen Abrams, join the show to discuss their new book, The View from the Center of the Universe: Discovering our Extraordinary Place in the Cosmos. The book claims to reveal an astonishing truth: humans really are central to the universe.
Nanotechnology is one of the fastest-growing areas of scientific research. Those who work in the field say the potential benefits are great, but the challenges involved in regulating the technology cannot be ignored. Is this powerful emerging technology developing in a regulatory vacuum? Today on Focus, we're joined by law professor Robin Wilson to explore how society thinks about technologies that are still developing.
With Karen Musalo (Resident Scholar at the University of California's Hastings College of the Law, where she is director of The Center for Gender and Refugee Studies), and Joanne Lin (Senior Staff Attorney at Legal Momentum)