Monitoring The Progress of Science In The Digital Age

Guest: Katy Börner.

Today we have access to more information than ever before in human history, but our ability to absorb that information hasn't changed much. How do we go about organizing all that can be known in a way that makes it accessible? Today on Focus, Katy Börner joins us from the School of Library and Information Science at Indiana University. A leader in the field of visualization of information. Börner talks about how mapping techniques can be used to describe entire landscapes of knowledge.

Nanotechnology: Small Matter, Big Risk?

Guest: Robin Frewell Wilson.

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.