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Nanotechnology

Summer 2005


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From the Hill


House bucks Bush, votes to relax stem cell restrictions; Bush plan for earth-penetrating nuclear weapon hits roadblock; Fraud allegations roil Yucca Mountain project; Senators clash over terrorist priorities


Secrets of the Celtic Tiger: Act Two


William C. Harris

Ireland achieved a stunning economic revival in the past two decades; its plan for the next stage of growth could be another winner.


Bolstering U.S. Supercomputing


Susan L. Graham, Marc Snir, Cynthia A. Patterson

The nation's needs for supercomputers to strengthen defense and national security cannot be satisfied with current policies and spending levels.


Games, Cookies, and the Future of Education


Henry Kelly

Games, simulations, user models, and other information tools have revolutionized and personalized entertainment and services. What about education?


A Reality Check on Military Spending


Charles V . Pena

The United States can fight an effective war on terrorism while still substantially cutting defense spending.


The National Nanotechnology Initiative: Present at the Creation


Neal Lane, Thomas Kalil

The U.S. government was a pioneer in supporting nanoscale research; now it must boost funding to maintain the nation's leadership.


The Economic Promise of Nanotechnology


George Allen

Congress must continue to support U.S. leadership in this field as a key component of future national prosperity.


Harnessing Nanotechnology to Improve Global Equity


Peter A. Singer, Fabio Salamanca-Buentello, Abdallah S. Daar

The less industrialized countries are eager to play an early role in developing this technology; the global community should help them.


Getting Nanotechnology Right the First Time


John Balbus, Richard Denison, Karen Florini, Scott Walsh

Government and industry should be working to identify and manage possible health and environmental risks before new products are widely used.


Facing the Global Competitiveness Challenge


Kent H. Hughes

A renewed and systematic focus on innovation is the key to U.S. economic growth and prosperity.


Real Numbers: The global water crisis


Nicholas L. Cain, Peter H. Gleick


Book Review: Thinking about the indeterminate


Baruch Fischhoff

Catastrophe
, by
Richard A. Posner.


Book Review: Green urbanism


Bill Hendrickson

Native to Nowhere: Sustaining Home and Community in a Global Age
, by
Timothy Beatley.


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