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March 2nd, 2008

Nanotech goes to D.C.

Abstract:
Lawmakers are known for getting down to the nitty gritty. But lately, they've been focusing on the tiniest forms of matter: the subject of nanotechnology.


Roughly two dozen nanotechnology companies and other experts came to Capitol Hill last week to show off their wares and send Congress a message: Nanotechnology is about a whole lot more than computer chips.

Supporters of more federal aid for nanotechnology -- the science and engineering of products on an extremely small scale -- say this is the next industrial frontier. Scientists and entrepreneurs argue that the burgeoning industry needs more federal funding for the United States to stay ahead of global competitors.

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