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Yet, like many digital humanities projects, the DHO was funded for three years without a clear business model or sustainability plan. There was the expectation that further rounds of PRTLI would allow for repeat funding or that European monies would be made available to fund core activities. But PRTLI is not designed to be a funding stream for the long term, and does not extend funding grants or give repeat funding to successful projects. Instead, projects are expected to have somehow become “sustainable” after a limited number of years’ core funding. This should be achieved either by being mainstreamed into their host institution or by making a research breakthrough that leads to licenses, patent and unlimited cash. Even for the sciences this model is a pipe dream. What happens instead in these cases is that core funding is replaced with piecemeal project funding, which is far more burdensome to administer and diverts staff from “core activities” the infrastructure was designed to carry out. While the DHO has made a significant impact amongst humanities scholars in Ireland (with over five hundred people attending our events in eighteen months and some one hundred fifty project consultations), its future is uncertain, although a business plan is currently being developed. In the eighteen months since the announcement was made about the withdrawal of funding from the AHDS, as well as the current difficulties of the DHO in the wake of the demise of the Celtic Tiger in Ireland, it is at best shortsighted and at worst irresponsible to fund national digital humanities platforms that have preservation mandates on uncertain funding streams. 

The French, however, have taken a different approach. In 2007, TGE Adonis was funded under the auspices of the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CRNS) to support access to digital documents in the humanities and social sciences. Its priorities are three-fold: building a partnership between the various actors in research on human sciences; the digitizing of archives; and the digital publishing of scientific journals in the field. 4   Its activities thus span the digital life-cycle from digitization to archiving. It is an integral part of the TGIR, a national infrastructural research program funded by the Ministry through 2014, crossing all disciplines. 

Although this humanities infrastructure is nascent, there is reason to believe that funding will be available for the long term. A similar physics infrastructure has been funded for over twenty years. Additionally, twenty percent of TGE Adonis’s staff are public servants who are not on short-term contracts, further indicating government commitment. There is evidence that the French government is committed to the need for a national infrastructure in support of the human and social sciences as per their announcement last December in which they committed to funding four new initiatives (http://www.tge-adonis.fr/?Trois-nouvelles-grandes&decoupe_recherche=TGIR). More significantly, there appears to be a clear intention on the part of the government to somewhat reconfigure the research landscape, in particular the “balance of power” between the CNRS  and other players in higher education (such as the Universities and the Grands Ecoles). This in turn means that questions about digital infrastructures are high on the agenda and questions of appropriate governance and funding models are under active consideration. The model that seems to be emerging is characterized by “mutualisation,” i.e., sharing and partnership beyond the CNRS, rather than centralisation. 5  

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where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
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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
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Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
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I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
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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
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I think
Professor
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
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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 meant by 'nano scale'?
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What is STMs full form?
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scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
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Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
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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
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if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
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analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
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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 .?
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What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
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why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
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Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
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what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
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