The Danville (Virginia) Register & Bee newspaper reported on June 9 that the U.S. Department of Education is funding a week-long training program for high school and middle school teachers to teach them about "the creation, measurement, manipulation and use of objects at the nanoscale." The course will be offered at the University of Virginia in July. Food, lodging, and tuition is covered for teachers who take the class.

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