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March 27th, 2005

Nanotech Is Booming Biggest in U.S., Report Says

The science of the very small is getting big in the United States. Americans are investing more money, publishing more scientific papers and winning more patents than anyone else in the quickly growing field of nanotechnology, according to the first comprehensive federal report ...

For example, fully 50 percent of the research articles on "nano" published in the world's best scientific journals has come from U.S. labs, even though the United States accounts for only about 25 percent of global investment. The United States also leads in the number of nano-related patents, with about 1,000 issued in 2003, the last year for which statistics are available.

The new report is the work of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology ... is scheduled to be released next month ...


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