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March 18th, 2010

UK plans nanotechnology future

Abstract:
The Government has published a new strategy to support the development of the nanotechnologies industry.

The industry has a number of automotive application including developing new more energy-efficient batteries, diesel engines and even solar cells.

The technology has numerous other applications and could also be used to produce a new breed of sophisticated medicines, improve water purification systems and produce more powerful computers.

Commenting, Dan Norris, Minister for Rural Affairs and Environment said: "Nanotechnology is an exciting science. Not only can it bring real benefits to the economy and society but also, potentially, to the environment. Research has shown that it may be able to help detect environmental pollutants and even remove them from contaminated sites. However we must be aware of and understand the potential risks and know how to manage them."

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