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George w. s. abbey sr. (rice university, baker botts fellow for space policy)

There is a need for the emphasis of “Team Science” through alliances, collaborations and consortia availingthe synergy of team approaches and “big” science. An example is the changing face of the biosciences in the post genomic era with converging technologies – nano, bio and info, and new enabling technologies.

Opportunities for interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary collaborations – cross-departmental, cross-institution, academia/public/private, and international can lead to key advances an example would be the International Space Station ISS.

The aim should be in building new areas of research and capacity in these areas and creating the knowledgeable human capital who understands not only the Science but the relationships on which the collaborations are built. Since retiring from NASA, after years of service and brokering the many international countries and agencies into collaborating in the ISS, the one thing I keep on hearing from former international partners is, “ Since you have left George, no one understands the relationship which has been created .”

This statement was echoed at the 2 nd Annual IMSS at Rice University, May 2008, by the Administrators of ESA, ROSCOSMOS, and IBMP.

Young people today are choosing not to go into science and engineering, and the enrolment of US students in these educational fields is going down in our universities. This matters because, as you can read in the recent report, "United States Space Policy: Challenges and Opportunities Gone Astray," published by the American Academy of Arts&Sciences, in today's world, technology is critical to this country's leadership role. We don't manufacture a lot of goods anymore, but we have maintained our leadership role with our technology. Without the input of bright, innovative young people, that leadership role is going to be affected. Look at all the problems we need to address -- the environment, alternative energy sources, health care and our aging infrastructure, not to mention space exploration. The solutions all come down to technology and the availability of bright and innovative young people with questioning minds.

Prof. ian cluckie (swansea university, pro-vice chancellor of research)

Since arriving in Swansea University in 2008, the University has been pursuing ambitious and radical policies to accelerate the development the University as a strong, research-led institution. By being included in one of the most elite of international research groups provides our researchers and students the opportunity to work and understand the wider world.

The University understands that it cannot be world-class university on its own and that research is increasingly a global activity. The University recognises that even the largest universities in the UK cannot provide the critical mass of staff and facilities to develop cutting-edge research in many areas of science and technology. The Universities membership in the Texas-UK Collaborative shows that Swansea is addressing this challenge. Inclusive to this is the recognition of the effort and work that goes into creating the relationships with partner institutions, the University see’s its role as a facilitator in assisting the researchers win research awards and conduct world class research.

Questions & Answers

How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
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
How can I make nanorobot?
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
how can I make nanorobot?
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
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