NIA publishes nanopinion: 'Updating our language: why we should not paint all nanoforms with the same brush'
NIA's nanopinion 'Updating our language: why we should not paint all nanoforms with the same brush ' was published on the European Observatory of Nanomaterials (EUON) website:
One of the most important functions of language is the ability to describe reality in increasing degrees of precision. For example, what many of us would simply call “red” can be vermilion, carmine, crimson or scarlet to a painter. Similar levels of accuracy also exist for what most people would still simply call “nanomaterials”. To continue with our colour metaphor, this helps us to identify red. But what if we need to be more precise than that?
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