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October 27th, 2005

Colleges share research findings

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(Arthur Ellis, National Science Foundation’s chemistry division director) said the map, which plots every area of focus from biotechnology to computer modeling, shows a large trend in nanotechnology. He said that reaching across several disciplines — material science, engineering, physics — is what makes nanotechnology a promising field for future research and that the emerging breakthroughs are also promising.

“Increasingly, we’re at a stage where we can say, ‘If I want a material with a certain set of properties, how do I go about designing it?’ ” he said. “You can start from scratch, and say, ‘Here’s what I want. What do I do to get there?’ ”

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