Please note that the author has made a consistent effort to include up-to-date Web sites. However, over time, some Web sites may no longer be posted.


Department of Agriculture (DOA): The Department of Agriculture's multifaceted mission is to ensure a safe food supply; care for agricultural lands, forests, and rangelands,.

Department of Defense (DOD): The mission of the Department of Defense is to provide the military forces needed to deter war and to protect the security of the United States.

Department of Education (DOE): Its original directive remains its mission today—to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence throughout the nation.

Department of Energy: The Department of Energy's (DOE) goal is to advance the national, economic, and energy security of the United States. gov/index.htm

Department of Homeland Security(DHS): The Department of Homeland Security is a federal agency whose primary mission is to help prevent, protect against, and respond to acts of terrorism on United States soil.

Environmental Protection Agency(EPA): The Environmental Protection Agency was created in 1970 and was established in response to growing public concern about unhealthy air, polluted rivers and groundwater, unsafe drinking water, endangered species, and hazardous waste disposal.

Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulates a wide range of products, including foods, cosmetics, drugs, devices, and veterinary products, some of which may utilize nanotechnology or contain nanoma-terials.

Los Alamos National Laboratory: The Laboratory has served the nation by developing and applying the best science and technology to ensure its safety and security.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA): NASA's mission is to pioneer the future in space exploration, scientific discovery, and aeronautics research.

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH): The agency is responsible for developing and enforcing workplace safety and health regulations.

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST): NIST's mission is to promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life.

National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI): The National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) is a federal R&D program established to coordinate the multiagency efforts in nanoscale science, engineering, and technology.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL): The nation's primary laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development (R&D).

National Science Foundation (NSF): Their goal is to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense.

National Science and Technology Council (NSTC): A primary objective of the NSTC is the establishment of clear national goals for Federal science and technology investments

Sandia National Laboratories: Sandia National Laboratories has developed science-based technologies that support our national security.


All Things Nano: Museum of Science, Boston.

AZoNano Information: The aim of is to become the primary Nan-otechnology information source for the science, engineering, and design community worldwide.

Big Picture on NanoScience: The Wellcome Trust is an independent charity funding research to improve human and animal health. node5954.html

CMP Cientifica: News, networks, conferences, and nanotechnology resources in Europe.

Foresight Institute: Nonprofit institute focused on nanotechnology, the coming ability to build materials and products with atomic precision, and systems to aid knowledge exchange and critical discussion, thus improving public and private policy decisions.

Foresight Institute, Nanomedicine: Nanomedicine may be defined as the monitoring, repair, construction and control of human biological systems at the molecular level, using engineered nanodevices and nanostructures. Includes the Nanomedicine Art Gallery.

How Stuff Works: How Nanotechnology Will Work: Animated narrative shows how Nanotechnology has the potential to totally change manufacturing, health care and many other areas. htm

IBM Almaden STM Molecular Art: Some of the famous images of atoms and molecules made with IBM's scanning tunneling microscope. http://www.almaden.

Institute of Nanotechnology (UK): The Institute of Nanotechnology has been created to foster, develop, and promote all aspects of science and technology in those domains where dimensions and tolerances in the range of 0.1 nm to 100nm play a critical role.

NanoBusiness Alliance: Provides nanobusiness information. www.nanobusiness.


Nanogloss: Online dictionary of nanotechnology.

Nanooze: A science magazine about nanotechnology for kids. www.nanooze. org

NanoScale Science Education: NanoScale Science Education Research Group that offers K-12 nanotechnology materials. nanoteched.htm

Nano Science and Technology Institute: The Nano Science and Technology Institute (NSTI) is chartered with the promotion and integration of nano and other advanced technologies through education, technology and business development. http://

NanoSpace: The Center for NanoSpace Technologies is a Texas-based nonprofit scientific research and education foundation.

Nanotechnology: Institute of Physics monthly journal for aspects of nanoscale science and technology.

Nanotechnology Now: Provides introduction to nanotechnology, general information, images, interviews, news, events, research, books, glossary, and links.

National Cancer Institute: Provides information about common cancer types.

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) provides leadership for a national program in diseases of the heart, blood vessels, lung, and blood; blood resources; and sleep disorders. http://

NIST. Scanning Tunneling Microscope (STM): Describes the invention of the to-

pografiner, a precursor instrument, between 1965 and 1971, and also tells of the STM's development.

Science Friday Kids' Connection in association with Kidsnet: http://www.

Scientific American: Nanotechnology articles, some free and some archived.

Secret Worlds: The Universe Within. View the Milky Way at 10 million light years from the Earth. Then move through space toward the Earth in successive orders of magnitude until you reach a tall oak tree. java/scienceopticsu/powersof10/

Small Times: Daily articles covering MEMS, nanotechnology, and microsystems, with a business angle.

The Incredible Shrunken Kids: 20040609/Feature1.asp

The NanoTechnology Group: A consortium of nano companies, universities, and organizations developing a nano science curriculum for K-12. http://www.

The Nanotube Site: Michigan State University's Library of Links for the Nanotube Research Community.

Vega Science Trust, England: Videos on basics of nanotechnology and how it will change the world. index.php

Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology: A weekly multijournal compilation of the latest research on nanoscale systems.

Xerox/Zyvex Nanotechnology: Former Xerox Palo Alto Research Center Nanotech-nology page: brief introduction to core concepts of molecular nanotechnology (MNT), and links for further reading. Provides a brief introduction to the core concepts of molecular nanotechnology.

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