Nanotech’s Solyndra moment: Big gov’t gears up to fund microscopic science

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The Daily Caller

The failed $534 million federal investment in Solyndra hasn’t stopped Washington from trying to finance the “next big thing” in technology. New York Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and two House members are moving forward with a $50 million proposal for nanotechnology research funding at an upstate New York university where another nanotech research center has already existed for a decade.

The appropriation would fund a Pentagon feasibility study that will determine whether that new nanotech center is needed. More funding would almost certainly follow.

“You’ll see that there are a lot of interesting things to talk about here,” says Stephen Janack, a spokesman for the University at Albany’s College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering.

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