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USDA's Forest Products Lab Enters Partnership to Create Nanocellulose Car Parts

Materials scientists across industry, academia, and government have joined forces to replace heavy steel structures in cars with composites reinforced by ultra-strong, lightweight nanoparticles extracted from trees. These nanocellulose materials promise to be an economical substitute for expensive carbon fiber composites used in luxury automobiles.

FY 2010 Budget Brief-5/13/09

The FY 2010 $1.6 billion NNI budget reflects steady growth and brings the cumulative investments since 2001 to almost $12 billion.

Nano Days Celebrates Science at over 200 Sites Nationwide

The Nation’s Largest Public Outreach Effort in Nanoscale Informal Science Education

Assessing Human and Environmental Impacts of Nanotechnology

Federal, industrial and academic scientists will explore current progress of research on human and environmental exposure at a two day workshop.

Chinese Nanotechnology Study

Read a fact sheet on a Chinese nanotechnology study.

Fact Sheet: Environmental, Health, and Safety Research (2010)

The Federal commitment to nanotechnology-related EHS research dates back to the inception of the NNI.