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February 14th, 2011

The nanotechnology revolution is New York's 'moon shot' for the 21st century

Abstract:
"It will not be one man going to the moon…" Kennedy told a joint session of Congress on May 25, 1961. "...it will be an entire nation. For all of us must work together to put him there."

Fifty years later, we are in the early stages of the "moon shot" of the 21st century: the nanotechnology revolution. Rather than pursuing a single dream, however, nanotechnology is advancing a host of exciting "dreams with a deadline" by enabling innovators to manage individual atoms and, as a result, catalyzing novel discoveries and exciting products that are transforming the industrial and social landscape.

Early applications are everywhere: breakthroughs that allow ultrafast communications around the corner and the world; game-changing treatments and cures for disease; groundbreaking innovations to enable clean and environmentally friendly energy; and enhanced protection for American citizens at home, and our soldiers abroad.

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