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The efficient one-to-many, one-to-one, and many-to-many communication links provided by the Internet and WWWare reinventing the book into a new information system that is tightly interconnected, fast-paced, and inexpensive. The coreconcept is the idea of a digital commons , a vast repository of richly inter-linked hypertext materials that is woven and tended bya multitude of authors worldwide. In the digital commons, authors can form communities to collaborate and continuously improve, re-use, and re-organize the material in the commons. The communityculture created by this system could have some of the attributes of the “collective intelligence” of Levy, Engelbart, Licklider,Barabási, Weinberger, and others where the resulting whole is greater than the sum of its parts. The readers of the commons arealso more tightly connected by communications technologies (email, discussion forums, chat rooms, blogs, wikis, and so on). If currentlibraries can be compared to Eric Raymond’s cathedrals, then the future digital commons will be like a bazaar.

“… humanity has a chance to reclaim its future. Not by placing its destiny in the hands of some so-calledintelligent mechanism, but by systematically producing the tools that will enable it to shape itself into intelligent communities,capable of negotiating the stormy seas of change.” [Levy p. xxv]

In contrast to traditional libraries, the digital commons is global and under continual, 24/7 expansion andrevision. And, in sharp contrast to the “tragedy of the commons” often cited in the literature, this is a commons without anecessary tragedy; indeed, as its use grows, Metcalfe’s Law (which holds that the usefulness, or utility, of a network is proportionalto the square of the number of users) will amplify its effect. The digital commons will provide new opportunities for writing,scholarship, reading, and learning.

… primary and secondary materials will interact more powerfully than before as both are online side byside. Scholarly discussions will quote the original by pointing to it, and leave the reader to explore the original context, not justthe few words or sentences most apposite. Conversely, texts will acquire structured commentaries not by single hands but organizedout of the work of many. [O’Donnell, pp. 132-4]

Indeed, this new format turns out to be similar to some of the modern (or postmodern) ideas in literary,social, and philosophical theory. Landow, Haraway, Hayles, and others have written on this.

Two pillars support the emerging digital commons. The first is a common technology framework for sharing information provided by hypertext, HTML, XML, and the WWW. Thesecond is a common legal framework for sharing information provided by open-access licenses.

Open-access takes its inspiration from the free software and open-source software movements, in whichcommunities of programmers create software such as the Linux operating system, Apache web server, and Mozilla family of browsersand mail tools. When a community is successful, a high-quality piece of work emerges from the open development process, thanks tomany hands to do the work, many eyes to conduct a constant peer review, and pride of authorship and contributions to thecommunity.

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where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
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
Bhagvanji
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
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?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
LITNING Reply
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
brayan
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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