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The long view of nanotechnology development: the National Nanotechnology Initiative at 10 years
  • M. Roco
  • Materials Science
  • 12 February 2011
A global scientific and societal endeavor was set in motion by the nanotechnology vision formulated in 1999 that inspired the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) and other national andExpand
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National Nanotechnology Initiative - Past, Present, Future
This paper presents the genesis of the National Nanotechnology Initiative, its long-term view (2000-2020), its current status, and its likely evolution.
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Nanotechnology Research Directions for Societal Needs in 2020: Retrospective and Outlook
1. Enabling and Investigative Tools: Theory, Modeling, and Simulation 2. Enabling and Investigative Tools: Measuring Methods,Instruments and Metrology 3. Synthesis, Processing and Manufacturing ofExpand
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Converging Technologies for Improving Human Performance
TLDR
This report incorporates the views expressed at the workshop of leading experts from government, academia, and private sector, and detailed in contributions submitted thereafter by members of the U.S. science and engineering community. Expand
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Broader Societal Issues of Nanotechnology
  • M. Roco
  • Materials Science
  • 1 August 2003
Nanoscale science and engineering are providing unprecedented understanding and control over the basic building blocks of matter, leading to increased coherence in knowledge, technology, andExpand
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Converging Technologies for Improving Human Performance: Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, Information Technology and Cognitive Science
Overview.- General Statements and Visionary Projects.- A. Motivation and Outlook.- B. Expanding Human Cognition and Communication.- C. Improving Human Health and Physical Capabilities.- D. enhancingExpand
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Nanoscale Science and Engineering: Unifying and Transforming Tools
Nanoscale science and engineering activities are flourishing in the U.S. The National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) transforming plan proposed in 1999 led to a synergistic, accelerated andExpand
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Nanotechnology: convergence with modern biology and medicine.
  • M. Roco
  • Medicine
  • Current opinion in biotechnology
  • 1 June 2003
The worldwide emergence of nanoscale science and engineering was marked by the announcement of the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) in January 2000. Recent research on biosystems at theExpand
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Longitudinal Patent Analysis for Nanoscale Science and Engineering: Country, Institution and Technology Field
Nanoscale science and engineering (NSE) and related areas have seen rapid growth in recent years. The speed and scope of development in the field have made it essential for researchers to be informedExpand
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International Perspective on Government Nanotechnology Funding in 2005
  • M. Roco
  • Materials Science
  • 1 December 2005
The worldwide investment in nanotechnology research and development (R&D) reported by national government organizations and EC has increased approximately 9-fold in the last 8 years – from $432Expand
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