This special edition of the biannual newsletter "TAB-Brief" was published on the occasion of the EPTA-Conference 2011 under the presidency of TAB and the Committee on Education, Research and Technology Assessment of the German Bundestag. It comprises English versions of articles of the latest TAB-Brief Nr. 39 with focus on the topic of the EPTA-Conference "Hope-, Hype- and Fear-Technologies - the Role of Science and Politics".
|FOCUS: HOPE, HYPE AND FEAR TECHNOLOGIES|
|Armin Grunwald: Hope, Hype and Fear Technologies - Introduction||2|
|Ulrich Riehm: Democracy’s new clothes – Internet and politics||4|
|Christoph Revermann: Nanotechnology: Small parts – Great future?||11|
|Arnold Sauter: Synthetic biology: Final technologisation of life – Or no news at all?||18|
|Claudio Caviezel: Geoengineering: Combating climate change with white paint?||25|