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Nanotechnology Development Suffers from Lack of Risk Research Plan, Inadequate Funding & Leadership

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* Download Dr. Maynard's Nanotechnology: A Research Strategy for Addressing Risk.
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Public Awareness of Nano Grows - Majority Remain Unaware

• Hart Research Report on Nanotechnology
• Hart Research Poll Results
• Hart Research Poll Summary
• Report Release Event Page and webcast

New Report on Nanotechnology in Agriculture and Food

Nanotechnology Can Be Child's Play

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WASHINGTON—Most educators promote "hands-on" science learning—instead of traditional rote memorization—as the best way to teach and excite youngsters about science. Drawing on the world around them, children handle and manipulate the objects they study—plants, rocks, insects, water, magnetic fields. And students learn by using scientific instruments, measurement and observation devices like rulers, microscopes, telescopes, test tubes, cameras.

PEN 4 - Nanotechnology in Agriculture and Food Production: Anticipated Applications


Thanks to nanotechnology, tomorrow’s food will be designed by shaping molecules and atoms.

Intel Congratulates Wilson Center on Publication of New Nano Report

The Intel Corporation congratulates the Woodrow Wilson Center on the publication of their new report, "Nanotechnology: A Research Strategy for Addressing Risk." Intel is a leader in the field of nano-electronics and has long been a leader in environmental health and safety (EHS).

PEN 3 - Nanotechnology: A Research Strategy for Addressing Risk


This report by Dr. Andrew Maynard proposes a comprehensive framework for systematically exploring possible risks.

'Promoting Economic Development Opportunities Through Nano Commercialization': David Rejeski Testifies before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee on Trade, Tourism and Economic Development

WASHINGTON – Today, at hearings convened by the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Trade, Tourism and Economic Development, the Woodrow Wilson Center's Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies director David Rejeski testified that the country's "ability to reap the long-term benefits of nanotechnology—in areas from medicine to energy and food production—will depend heavily on how we manage the introduction of the first generation of nanotechnology products."

Workshop Brings Together Scientists to Discuss Engineered Nanomaterials and Human Health Hazards

On April 6-7, 2006, the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies, Rice University, the International Council On Nanotechnology (ICON) and Environmental Defense co-sponsored a workshop on engineered nanomaterials and human health hazards.