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May 16th, 2010

Very big things in very small packages

Abstract:
If staffers at Bar-Ilan University's magnificent new nanotechnology research center take frequent coffee breaks to chat in the atrium that links its 38 labs, they can justifiably claim they are working. When scientists from a wide variety of disciplines working in the range of nanometers (billionths of a meter) get together, new ideas inevitably sprout from the interaction.

It was only by chance that both BIU in Ramat Gan and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Beersheba dedicated nanotechnology research centers, one at a cost of $150 million and the other $42 million, on the same day last week. But it wasn't a coincidence that all of Israel's universities but one have facilities specializing in nano research; this relatively new megafield will dominate science in the coming decades.

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