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April 18th, 2005
Nano World: Top 10 for developing world
Energy production and storage top the list of the 10 nanotechnology applications deemed by experts to be the most likely to benefit the developing world in the next decade.
"When you look at the list, you will not see sunscreen or nanopants," Peter Singer, director of the University of Toronto's center for bioethics, told UPI's Nano World. "Rather, it's about energy, water, food and health. The real question we wanted to answer is whether nanotechnology will help just the 600 million people in the industrialized world or whether it could also benefit the 5 billion people in the developing world."
Read the full report (PDF).
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