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Improved Governance Needed To Realize Nanotech's Benefits
Date:4/22/2008

roject at the Woodrow Wilson Center. He

has held various positions at the White House Council on

Environmental Quality (CEQ), the White House Office of Science and

Technology (OSTP), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

He sits on the advisory boards of a number of organizations,

including EPA's Science Advisory Board. He has graduate degrees in

public administration and environmental design from Harvard and

Yale.

About Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology is the ability to measure, see, manipulate and manufacture things usually between 1 and 100 nanometers. A nanometer is one billionth of a meter; a human hair is roughly 100,000 nanometers wide. By 2014, Lux Research projects that $2.6 trillion in global manufactured goods will incorporate nanotechnology, or about 15 percent of total global output.

The Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies (http://www.nanotechproject.org) is an initiative launched by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and The Pew Charitable Trusts in 2005. It is dedicated to helping business, government and the public anticipate and manage possible health and environmental implications of nanotechnology.


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