Investigating the effects of nanoparticles on the environment

A University of Georgia research team has received funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to take a close look at something 100,000 times smaller than the width of a hair; something that offers great promise for major advances in medicine, manufacturing, electronics and other areas of science. The researchers will use advanced x-ray microprobes at the Advanced Photon Source and the National Synchrotron Light Source.
(Nanotechwire Article)