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July 14th, 2005

Science education essential to security

Renee Williams: Current shortcomings in U.S. education could leave the next generation of Americans ill-equipped to combat terrorism, according to testimony given before the National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC).

On June 29, the House Committee on Science heard testimony that the United States is losing its technological edge against nations such as China in the development of nanotechnology. At this hearing, Sean Murdock, the executive director of the NanoBusiness Alliance, said that nanotechnology has "dramatic" national security and implications and that the United States' current policies and levels of spending are not sufficient to maintain its lead in the nanotechnology field.


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