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Engineers Explore Environmental Concerns of Nanotechnology

February 1, 2010

Linsey Marr (right) and Peter Vikesland As researchers around the world hasten to employ nanotechnology to improve production methods for applications that range from manufacturing materials to creating new pharmaceutical drugs, the national Center for the Environmental Implications of NanoTechnology looks at potential environmental exposure, biological effects and ecological consequences. Full Story

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