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April 20th, 2009

Nanotech's big booster: Bernard Marcus sees enormous potential in the science of the small.

Bernard Marcus, co-founder of Home Depot, free-market absolutist, aquarium builder and philanthropist is way into nanotechnology these days.

It isn't that the 79-year-old, home-improvement billionaire has suddenly become an expert in the science of manipulating matter at the most granular of levels. (The "nano" in nanotech refers to one-billionth of a meter.) But as a major donor to Georgia Tech's Nanotechnology Research Center - the university officially is opening the doors of the new Marcus Nanotechnology Building later this month - Marcus has started looking for opportunities to share his thoughts on the subject.


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