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Press Release 08-155

NSF and EPA Establish Two Centers for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology

Centers will focus on environmental effects of nanotechnology and its applications

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Photo of Montana's Berkeley Pit, contaminated by mineral nanoparticles.

The Berkeley Pit in Butte, Mont., contains heavy metals contaminated with mineral nanoparticles.

Credit: Mike Hochella, Virginia Tech


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Image of a "heat map" with increased (red) or decreased (green) stem cell growth.

This image shows a "heat map" with increased (red) or decreased (green) stem cell growth.

Credit: April Pyle, Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research, UCLA


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Microscopic image of silicon dioxide nanoparticles.

Microscope image of silicon dioxide nanoparticles. CEIN scientists will use new tools to discover the possible environmental impacts of nanoparticles.

Credit: Eric M. V. Hoek, California NanoSystems Institute, UCLA


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