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NB: Websites are given only for organizations that still exist .


AAAS: American Association for the Advancement of Science, www.aaas.org

ACS: American Chemical Society, www.acs.org

AIP: American Institute of Physics, www.aip.org

APS: American Philosophical Society, www.amphilsoc.org

APS: American Physical Society, www.aps.org


BoB: Bureau of the Budget

Bush Report: Science-the Endless Frontier , accessible at www.nsf.gov/about/history/vbush1945.jsp


CIA: Central Intelligence Agency, www.cia.gov

CEA: Council of Economic Advisers, www.whitehouse.gov/eop/cea/

CoC: Council on Competitiveness, www.compete.org


DARPA: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, www.darpa.mil

DoC: Department of Commerce, www.commerce.gov

DoD: Department of Defense, www.defense.gov

DoE: Department of Energy, www.energy.gov

DHS: Department of Homeland Security, www.dhs.gov


ERDA: Energy Research and Development Administration

EPA: Environmental Protection Agency, www.epa.gov

EoP: Executive Office of the President, www.usa.gov/Agencies/Federal/Executive/EOP.shtml


FCST: Federal Council for Science and Technology

FCCSET: Federal Coordinating Committee for Science, Engineering and Technology


GAO, Government Accountability Office, www.gao.gov

GPRA: Government Performance and Results Act www.whitehouse.gov/omb/mgmt-gpra_gplaw2m/


IDA: Institute for Defense Analysis, www.ida.org

IOM: Institute of Medicine: www.iom.edu

ISETAP: Intergovernmental Science, Engineering, and Technology Advisory Panel

IBM: International Business Machines, www.ibm.com

ICSU: International Council of Science, www.icsu.org

IGY: International Geophysical Year


MIT: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, www.mit.edu


NAE: National Academy of Engineering, www.nae.edu

NAS: National Academy of Sciences, www.nas.edu

NACA: National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics

NASA: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, www.nasa.gov

NOAA: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, www.noaa.gov

NBS: National Bureau of Standards

NIH: National Institutes of Health, www.nih.gov

NIST: National Institute of Standards and Technology, www.nist.gov

NNI: National Nanotechnology Initiative, www.nano.gov

NRC: National Research Council, www.nationalacademies.org/nrc

NDRC: National Defense Research Committee

NSB: National Science Board, www.nsf.gov

NSF: National Science Foundation, www.nas.gov

NSTC: National Science and Technology Council, www.ostp.gov/cs/nstc

NSC: National Security Council www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/nsc/


OMB: Office of Management and Budget: www.whitehouse.gov/omb

ONR: Office of Naval Research, www.onr.navy/mil

OSRD, Office of Scientific Research and Development

OST: Office of Science and Technology

OSTP: Office of Science and Technology Policy, www.ostp.gov

OTA: Office of Technology Assessment


PCST: President’s Committee on Science and Technology

PCAST: President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, www.ostp.gov/pcast

PITAC President’s Information Technology Advisory Committee, www.cra.org/Policy/pitac.html

PSAC: President’s Science Advisory Committee

Rad Lab: Radiation Laboratory

RANN: Research Applied to National Needs

RDB: Research and Development Board


SAC /ODM: Scientific Advisory Committee to the Office of Defense Mobilization

SSRC: Social Science Research Council, www.ssrc.org

SDI: Strategic Defense Initiative

SSC: Superconducting Super Collider

SST: Supersonic Transport

State, Department of State, www.state.gov

STEM, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education


USAID: US Agency for International Development, www.usaid.gov

USDA: Department of Agriculture, www.usda.gov

USGS: US Geological Survey, www.usgs.gov


WHSC: White House Science Council

Questions & Answers

what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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