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Is there a shift to “active nanostructures”?

It has been suggested that an important transition in the long-run trajectory of nanotechnology development is a shift from passive to active nanostructures. Such a shift could present different or increased societal impacts and require new approaches for risk assessment. An active nanostructure ‘‘changes or evolves its state during its operation,’’ according to the National Science Foundation’s (2006) Active Nanostructures and Nanosystems grant solicitation. Continue reading Is there a shift to “active nanostructures”?

Tech Mining for Future-Oriented Technology Analyses

TechMining extracts useful intelligence from electronic science & technology text information sources. This information can serve needs to know about current activities (e.g., profiling who’s doing what in a target area). It can also serve FTA interests in several ways:

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Co-authorship Network Analysis: A Powerful Tool for Strategic Planning of Research, Development and Capacity Building Programs on Neglected Diseases

Research Question: How should we allocate funds to a small, geographically dispersed and economically disparate scientific community in order to maximize technological development and innovation in our area of concern? Continue reading Co-authorship Network Analysis: A Powerful Tool for Strategic Planning of Research, Development and Capacity Building Programs on Neglected Diseases