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December 3rd, 2003

Nanotech R&D act becomes law

President Bush signed into law the 21st Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act on Wed. (Dec.3), which has been approved by both Houses of Congress after months of haggling. The $3.7 billion appropriation will be divided among eight government agencies: National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Institute of Standards and Technology, the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Justice, Department of Transportation and the Department of Agriculture (NSF, DOE, NASA, NIST, EPA, DOJ, DOT, DOA, respectively). Other releases found here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.


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