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May 18th, 2010

Next nano revolution

Abstract:
It has often been hailed as the next revolution in technology. If on-going research were to be successful, experts say that it would pave the way for everything from improved quality of life for human beings to environmental sustainability. Nanotechnology worldwide has been applied in different areas, including health, life sciences and other facets of biology.

Dubbed "bio-nanotechnology", the subject has been of interest to many researchers, including those from India at The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), who are jointly working with Australia's Deakin University. "The research has been going on for nearly two years," said Prof Lee Astheimer, Deputy Vice Chancellor of Deakin University, who visited Bangalore recently along with two of her colleagues to meet with the university's research partners in the city.

"Most of the research in bio-nanotechnology falls within the subjects of biotech, chemistry and material science with emphasis on nanotechnology and we are working on newer concepts in the area along with researchers in TERI (Delhi)."

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