Don't Try This at Home: Garage chemistry used to be a rite of passage for geeky kids. But in their search for terrorist cells and meth labs, authorities are making a federal case out of DIY science.
The latest edition of Wired Magazine contains this article, which is concerned with the current state of affairs regarding governmental control of materials versus science education in the USA. I feel this is a sad state of affairs, one in which the best parts of science and technology are being forced out of existence in the name of extreme and probably uneccessary security and safety concerns.
It's worth checking out the United Nuclear website if only to get their perspective and find out what it is they do. While I haven't done any independent checking, it seems that the FCC is clamping down on what appears to be stuff that isn't really worth clamping down upon.
This is not, in my opinion, what the government should be spending tax dollars on.