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U.S. Government Calls for Nanotechnology-Inspired Grand Challenges

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The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO) is pleased to highlight an important Request for Information (RFI) issued today by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) seeking suggestions for Nanotechnology-Inspired Grand Challenges for the Next Decade: ambitious but achievable goals that harness nanoscience, nanotechnology, and innovation to solve important national or global problems and have the potential to capture the public’s imagination. The RFI can be found online and is discussed in a White House blog post . Responses must be received by July 16, 2015, to be considered.
As explained by Dr. Michael Meador, Director of the NNCO...

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NNI Publishes Workshop Report and Launches Web Portal on Nanosensors

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The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO) is pleased to announce the launch of a workshop report and a web portal, efforts coordinated through and in support of the Nanotechnology Signature Initiative 'Nanotechnology for Sensors and Sensors for Nanotechnology: Improving and Protecting Health, Safety, and the Environment' (Sensors NSI). Together, these resources help pave the path forward for the development and commercialization of nanotechnology-enabled sensors and sensors for nanotechnology.
The workshop report is a summary of the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI)-sponsored event held September 11-12, 2014, entitled 'Sensor Fabrication, Integration, and Commercialization Workshop...

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Printing with nanomaterials a cost-friendly, eco-friendly alternative

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Researchers at Binghamton University are focusing on printed electronics: using inkjet technology to print electronic nanomaterials onto flexible substrates. When compared to traditional methods used in microelectronics fabrication, the new technology conserves material and is more environmentally friendly.
Think of inkjet printing and you’ll likely picture an old printer in an office. Not so if you’re Timothy Singler, director of graduate studies and professor of mechanical engineering at Binghamton University. In the Transport Sciences Core at the Innovative Technologies Complex, Singler is collaborating with Paul Chiarot and Frank Yong, assistant professors of mechanical engineering...

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Industry’s Response to EPA Proposed Nano Rule

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EPA held a public meeting on June 11, 2015 on EPA’s Proposed Rule imposing one-time electronic reporting and recordkeeping requirements on manufacturers and processors of certain nanoscale materials under Section 8(a) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). 
EPA began the meeting by clarifying that the Proposed Rule targets nanoscale versions of substances that had previously been exempt from reporting requirements. New nanoscale materials are already subject to TSCA and over 170 premanufacturing notices have been filed for those new materials, including many for carbon nanotubes...

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What is Nanomanufacturing?

Nanomanufacturing is the essential bridge between the discoveries of the nano sciences and real-world nanotechnology-enabled products.
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