Thursday, November 20, 2003

Nano bill passes the House

nanobill It's done. With some speechifying but no argument, the House passed the nanotech bill. Next stop is the president.

  • Here's the latest Small Times report.
  • The Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology says it likes the bill, particularly, of course, the provisions to study environmental impact.

      "An open and honest evaluation of all the potential impacts of nanotechnology is vital to the long-term success of nanotechnology ," said Kristen Kulinowski, executive director for education and public policy, in a prepared statement. "By promoting research on both the beneficial applications and potential implications of nanotechnology, this provision ensures that nanotechnology's benefits are maximized."

  • Mark Modzelewski, executive director of the NanoBusiness Alliance, places the vote before an epic backdrop:

      “When one looks at the next 100 years of human development and the growth of the global economy, no vote taken by Congress in the past decade will have a greater effect then today’s overwhelming passage of the nanotechnology bill."


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