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Monday, October 17, 2005

NSF award starts Center for Nanotechnology in Society

The National Science Foundation has awarded $6.2 million to explore the social implications of nanotechnology at the new Center for Nanotechnology in Society at Arizona State University, a second center at University of California-Santa Barbara and additional projects at Harvard University and the University of South Carolina. The network will support research and education on nanotechnology and social change, as well as provide educational and public outreach activities and international collaborations. Center researchers will work side by side with scientists who are making nanotechnology a reality to anticipate and understand the societal consequences of this new area of innovation. more . . .