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August 11th, 2005

NSF Announces Three New Chemical Bonding Centers

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced that it will fund a new group of Chemical Bonding Centers (CBC) - multi-faceted research teams each intended to tackle a "big problem" in chemistry, in an atmosphere that's flexible, tolerant of risk and open to thinking far outside the box.

The three new centers will be based at the California Institute of Technology, Columbia University and the University of California at Irvine. Respectively, they hope to find new and more economical ways of storing solar energy; to illuminate the inner workings of molecules; and to create new kinds of nanoscale molecular machines for drug delivery and other applications.


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