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Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Design pivotal in top ten nanotechnology applications

Researchers at the Canadian Program on Genomics and Global Health at the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics have proposed the top ten nanotechnology applications they believe will help people in developing countries tackle their most urgent problems. Design plays a pivotal role in most of them:
Energy storage, production and conversion
Agricultural productivity enhancement
Water treatment and remediation
Disease diagnosis and screening
Drug delivery systems
Food processing and storage
Air pollution and remediation
Construction
Health monitoring
Vector and pest detection and control

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