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Subject:  WHITE HOUSE NEWS-NANOTECHNOLOGY Date:  3/14/2000  8:59 PM
Author:  WalkerTed Number:  77 of 3862

WHITE HOUSE NEWS-NANOTECHNOLOGY

"A new $495 million National Nanotechnology Initiative. Nanotechnology - the ability to manipulate individual atoms and molecules - could revolutionize the 21st century in the same way that the transistor and the Internet led to the Information Age. Increased investments in nanotechnology could lead to breakthroughs such as molecular computers that can store the contents of the Library of Congress in a device the size of a sugar cube, and new materials as strong as steel but ten times lighter."


March 14, 2000

CIVILIAN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (R&D) -- AN UNPRECEDENTED COMMITMENT

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

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For Immediate Release March 14, 2000

CIVILIAN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (R&D) --
AN UNPRECEDENTED COMMITMENT
March 14, 2000

To accelerate the pace of discovery across all disciplines in science and
technology, the President has requested an unprecedented $3 billion
increase in the 21st Century Research Fund, the largest increase in
civilian research in a generation. The President?s FY2001 requested
increase for the 21st Century Research Fund includes a $1 billion increase
in biomedical research at the National Institutes of Health and double the
largest dollar increase for the National Science Foundation in its 50 year
history. These investments will ensure that science and technology will
continue to fuel economic growth and allow Americans to lead longer,
healthier lives. These investments also will enable America to continue to