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National Nanotechnology Initiative at Five Years: Assessment and Recommendations of the National Nanotechnology Advisory Panel
The Pres. Council of Advisors on Science & Tech. (

 
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By John H. Marburger, III (ed); E. Floyd Kvamme (ed)
Year: 2005
Pages: 50
Binding Paperback

Product Code: 142230079X

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The Pres. Council of Advisors on Science & Tech. (PCAST) first assessment of the Fed. Gov. multi-agency Nat. Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI). PCAST examined 4 primary concerns: (1) Where Do We Stand?; (2) Is This Money Well Spent & the Program Well Managed?; (3) Are We Addressing Societal Concerns & Potential Risks?; & (4) How Can We Do Better? The U.S. holds a leadership position in nanotech., but it is being aggressively challenged by many nations. The Fed. invest. to date has been money well spent, & the NNI program is well managed. Several improvements are recommended to the program, incl. the need for the NNI to increase coord. with the States as avenues of econ. devít., & for the program mgmt. to remain flexible. Illus.

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