Nano Gets Boost from Bush

April 13, 2001 | Source: Technology Review

President Bush has requested $485 million for nanotechnology research in fiscal year 2002. If approved by Congress, it will fund research in areas from pollution control to biotechnology to space travel.

This month, the National Science Foundation will publish a 400-page report predicting that in ten to fifteen years, the entire semiconductor industry, as well as half the pharmaceutical industry, will rely on nanotechnology.