Monday, February 26, 2007

Everything you always wanted to know about nanotechnology but were afraid to ask

Health lawyer Alan Goldberg alerted me to these nanotech-related publications from EPA:

If you're coming to the nanotech party a little late, a good place to start would be the federal government's National Nanotechnology Initiative:

The National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) is a federal R&D program established to coordinate the multiagency efforts in nanoscale science, engineering, and technology.

The goals of the NNI are to:

  • Maintain a world-class research and development program aimed at realizing the full potential of nanotechnology;
  • Facilitate transfer of new technologies into products for economic growth, jobs, and other public benefit;
  • Develop educational resources, a skilled workforce, and the supporting infrastructure and tools to advance nanotechnology; and,
  • Support responsible development of nanotechnology

Twenty-five federal agencies participate in the Initiative, 13 of which have an R&D budget for nanotechnology. Other Federal organizations contribute with studies,
applications of the results from those agencies performing R&D, and other collaborations. (See NNI Participants and NNI Structure and Strategies)

posted by Tom Mayo, 8:45 AM

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