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In the first decade of its work (c. 1987-1997), my research group developed representative digital collections on Greco-Roman culture, including a substantial amount of original photography and documentation that remains intellectually significant today. For a full list of publications relevant to this work, see (External Link) . As digital photography, GPS and GIS systems, CAD, and other technologies became ubiquitous, we shifted our focus back to the textual record, but the early collections within Perseus remain large enough to illustrate the many challenges and to provide us with intellectual hooks through which to connect with other collections that have begun to emerge online. A new generation of digitally adroit scholars such as Thomas Elliott of the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW) at New York University, (External Link) . Bruce Hartzler of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, (External Link) . and Sebastian Heath of the American Numismatic Society (External Link) . have taken the lead in creating archaeological resources that are openly accessible and transparently interoperable.

To further this larger goal, my own group has for years collaborated with the German Archaeological Institute (DAI) and Arachne, (External Link) . the Cologne-based central object-database of the DAI. (External Link) . We have exchanged extended visits between members of our teams and numerous visits between Boston and Berlin. For us, integrating the collections within Perseus with this much larger and growing library of archaeological data is a very high priority. Some initial work on this ongoing project has been reported in Kummer 2006 and Babeu et al. 2007. Perseus contains extensive information about thousands of objects and tens of thousands of images—much smaller holdings than those in Arachne but large enough to offer a bridge not just between our collections but between increasing archaeological holdings and increasingly sophisticated infrastructure for the textual record.

Study of the Greco-Roman world not only includes the full textual and material record but also the cultures from which it emerged (e.g., the influence of Near Eastern and Egyptian culture), with which it interacted (e.g., Persia, India, and even China), and to those whose cultural heritage it directly contributed (e.g., not only the West but the vast cultural swath from Rabat on the Atlantic to Kandahar, one of the Alexandrias that Alexander founded).

There are practical consequences to integrating both the textual and material records from many different cultures. Indeed, simply integrating several disparate textual and material collections within one domain, such as classics, can be very challenging, as explained by Jackson et al. 2009. We need to be serious about interoperability and not simply endorse it in the abstract. Interoperability involves face-to-face meetings and conversations, learning about the varying needs and opportunities of disparate communities, of pushing beyond surface difference to commonalities that are not at all obvious. It also means taking the time to understand very different scholarly cultures and even supporting the development of linguistic training—we need classicists proficient in Mandarin and Arabic as well as English, French, German, and Italian.

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where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
nanopartical of organic/inorganic / physical chemistry , pdf / thesis / review
Ali
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
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Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
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no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
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Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
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Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
ya I also want to know the raman spectra
Bhagvanji
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
Alexandre
nanocopper obvius
Alexandre
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
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what is a peer
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What is meant by 'nano scale'?
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What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
Anam
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Anam
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
Hafiz
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
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nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
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
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Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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