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August 26th, 2009

California region is epicenter of U.S. nano-revolution

Abstract:
The San Francisco Bay Area has become the nation's hot spot for a microscopic technology that's already being used for everything from keeping drill bits sharp to extending the usable life of cooking oil, and that one day may help detect food-borne pathogens, kill cancer and make objects invisible.

One-tenth of the 1,218 companies, universities and other entities in the country that have jumped into the fast-growing field known as nanotechnology are in or around Silicon Valley, according to a new study by the nonprofit Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington.

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