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The UK government's Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs has published a report outlining the UK's research objectives to identify the potential health and environmental risks posed by engineered nanoparticles and funding means to address those risks. The report isolates three...
In this op-ed, Sonia Arrison, director of Technology Studies at the Pacific Research Institute in California, says that "light" government regulation combined with strong self-regulation is the best method to ensure that nanotechnology continues to advance. Arrison says that calls for stronger...
The Obama administration is calling on organizations committed to both the science and the business of nanotechnology to collaborate with the Government on critical national priorities, including clean energy and public health. Thomas Kalil, deputy director for policy for the White House Office of Science...
The U.S. National Research Council's latest report on nanotechnology, which was released last week, found that the impact of multibillion-dollar U.S. government investments in the field is impossible to quantify. The report said that because nanotechnology is an "enabling technology," the research spending...
The Brazilian government today inaugurated a new federally-owned laboratory exclusively for nanotechnology research in agriculture. The National Laboratory for Agricultural Nanotechnology (LNNA) will be run by Embrapa, a government research institution. The article says that Embrapa scientists have...
The government of Sri Lanka is establishing a nanotechnology park to improve the capability, scope, and international competitiveness of Sri Lanka's nanotechnology industry. According to the article, the park will be built within five years with equal funding contributions from the public and private...
Korean officials said that their government plans to inject US$12.4 million into three key nanotechnology research projects as part of its efforts to stimulate eco-friendly growth. The three projects are: "green" energy recycling; airborne virus capturing; and, technology to make cheaper and...
This article says that Anup K. Pujari, principal secretary to the Government Department of IT, Biotech, Science and Technology of Karnataka, India, has announced that the state government and the Indian Institute of Science have begun planning an annual industry-academia nanotechnology event in Bangalore,...
The government of Bulgaria, in response to the global economic crisis, is looking to position itself as an attractive place for high technology companies to locate. Years of credit growth and foreign investment in real estate, construction and financial related services are waning in the country and...
The Department of Science and Technology Philippine Council for Advanced Science and Technology Research and Development (DoST-PCASTRD), Philippines, recently said it is in the first and second stage of its 10-year nanotechnology roadmap announced in June of this year. A few simple household products...