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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

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..
learn
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
learn
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da
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
revolt
da
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'?
LITNING Reply
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
?
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
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Source:  OpenStax, A study of how a region can lever participation in a global network to accelerate the development of a sustainable technology cluster. OpenStax CNX. Apr 19, 2012 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11417/1.2
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