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February 8th, 2006

New Green Nanotechnology Initiative Launched

The Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars - a project supported by The Pew Charitable Trusts - today announced a series of meetings and a symposium that will result in an important report about how to apply the principles of green chemistry and green engineering to nanotechnology.

"Green nanotechnology isn't a distant 'Star Trek' fantasy," said Dr. Karn. "Today, scientists are using nanotechnology to develop small, highly efficient and portable personal solar cells - using a flexible polymer sheet that can be rolled up and taken anywhere to recharge communications devices like laptop computers and mobile phones. Key nanotechnology companies and researchers are taking responsibility to ensure that nanotech products are produced in environmentally safe ways and that their risks to humans and the environment are minimized both during production and consumption."


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