Materials and society -- Impacts and responsibilities

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The needs of today`s advanced societies have moved well beyond the requirements for food and shelter, etc., and now are focused on such concerns as international peace and domestic security, affordable health care, the swift and secure transmission of information, the conservation of resources, and a clean environment. Progress in materials science and engineering is impacting each of these concerns. This paper will present some examples of how this is occurring, and then comment on ethical dilemmas that can arise as a consequence of technological advances. The need for engineers to participate more fully in the development of public policies ... continued below

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Westwood, A.R.C. November 1, 1995.

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The needs of today`s advanced societies have moved well beyond the requirements for food and shelter, etc., and now are focused on such concerns as international peace and domestic security, affordable health care, the swift and secure transmission of information, the conservation of resources, and a clean environment. Progress in materials science and engineering is impacting each of these concerns. This paper will present some examples of how this is occurring, and then comment on ethical dilemmas that can arise as a consequence of technological advances. The need for engineers to participate more fully in the development of public policies that help resolve such dilemmas, and so promote the benefits of advancing technology to society, will be discussed.

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OSTI as DE96002076

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  • International conference on beam processing of advanced materials, Cleveland, OH (United States), 30 Oct - 2 Nov 1995

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  • Other: DE96002076
  • Report No.: SAND--95-2418C
  • Report No.: CONF-9510232--1
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 125093
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc625938

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Westwood, A.R.C. Materials and society -- Impacts and responsibilities, article, November 1, 1995; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc625938/: accessed September 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.