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The Resource Nanotechnology : a policy primer, John F. Sargent, Jr

Nanotechnology : a policy primer, John F. Sargent, Jr

Label
Nanotechnology : a policy primer
Title
Nanotechnology
Title remainder
a policy primer
Statement of responsibility
John F. Sargent, Jr
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Nanoscale science, engineering, and technology -- commonly referred to collectively as nanotechnology -- is believed by many to offer extraordinary economic and societal benefits. Congress has demonstrated continuing support for nanotechnology and has directed its attention primarily to three topics that may affect the realization of this hoped for potential: federal research and development (R & D) in nanotechnology; U.S. competitiveness; and environmental, health, and safety (EHS) concerns. This report provides an overview of these topics and two others: nanomanufacturing and public understanding of and attitudes toward nanotechnology. Some research has raised concerns about the safety of nanoscale materials. There is general agreement that more information on EHS implications is needed to protect the public and the environment; to assess and manage risks; and to create a regulatory environment that fosters prudent investment in nanotechnology-related innovation. Nanomanufacturing -- the bridge between nanoscience and nanotechnology products -- may require the development of new technologies, tools, instruments, measurement science, and standards to enable safe, effective, and affordable commercial-scale production of nanotechnology products. Public understanding and attitudes may also affect the environment for R & D, regulation, and market acceptance of products incorporating nanotechnology. In 2003, Congress enacted the 21st Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act providing a legislative foundation for some of the activities of the NNI, addressing concerns, establishing programs, assigning agency responsibilities, and setting authorization levels. Both the House of Representatives and the Senate remain actively engaged in the NNI. Legislation has been introduced in the House (H.R. 554) and Senate (S. 1482) that would amend the act. The House passed H.R. 554 on February 11, 2009. The Senate has not acted on this legislation."
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Cataloging source
DTICE
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Sargent, John F
Index
no index present
LC call number
T174.7
LC item number
.S27 2010eb online
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Library of Congress
Series statement
CRS report for Congress
Series volume
RL34511
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  • Nanotechnology
  • Nanotechnology
  • Technology and state
  • Nanotechnology
  • Policies
  • Environmental protection
  • Nanotechnology
  • Public safety
  • Public health
  • Scientific research
  • Risk
  • United states government
  • Technology and state
  • United States
  • Administration and management
  • Government and political science
  • Medicine and medical research
  • Safety engineering
  • Environmental health and safety
  • Research management
  • Federal budgets
  • Medical research
  • Patents
  • Military research
  • Competition
  • Investments
  • Public opinion
  • Manufacturing
  • Legislation
  • Attitudes(psychology)
Target audience
adult
Label
Nanotechnology : a policy primer, John F. Sargent, Jr
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Publication
Note
  • Title from PDF cover (Federation of American Scientists, viewed July 19, 2010)
  • Congressional rept
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
640072116
Extent
1 online resource (12 pages).
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)640072116
Label
Nanotechnology : a policy primer, John F. Sargent, Jr
Publication
Note
  • Title from PDF cover (Federation of American Scientists, viewed July 19, 2010)
  • Congressional rept
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
640072116
Extent
1 online resource (12 pages).
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)640072116

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