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Title: An early example of nanotechnology's convergence with other technologies
Url: http://www.nanowerk.com/spotlight/spotid=2451.php
Publisher: Nanowerk
Description: This description is from the introduction paragraph of the article. The article talks of convergence and a pratical technology produced by this technology. "You might have come across the acronym NBIC, which stands for Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, Information technology and new technologies based on Cognitive science. Initially introduced in the U.S. National Science Foundation's Converging Technologies for Improving Human Performance report (pdf download, 5.9 MB) this acronym is often used to describe the basic idea that scientific and technological innovation can be stimulated through the convergence of two, three, or all four fields. At its most radical (and most controversial), proponents of convergence suggest that nanotechnologies will promote the unification of most branches of science and technology, based on the unity of nature at the nanoscale, including cognitive sciences. We'll keep you posted on this over the next few decades and see how it all works out. For the time being, though, it would be nice to be able to report on something more hands-on and - dare I write it - even practical. As it happens, scientists at the University of Toronto have done exactly that. They have demonstrated, for what appears to be the first time, the convergence of nanotechnology, microtechnology, microfluidics, photonics, signal processing, and proteomics to build a medical device that could lead to the development of fast, portable point-of-care diagnostics for infectious disease (IDs) such as HIV, SARS and many others."
LC Classification: Technology -- Chemical technology -- Biotechnology -- Processes, operations, and techniques -- Special, A-Z -- Nanotechnology
Technology -- Technology (General) -- Industrial engineering -- Information technology. Information systems (General)
Technology -- Technology (General) -- Nanotechnology
GEM Subject: Science -- Engineering
Science -- Technology
Resource Type: Demonstrations
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Format: html
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Language: English
Rights: Nanowerk
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2010-11-26 03:00:02 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2011-08-18 17:58:52 (W3C-DTF)
Source Type: ATE Center
Source: NetWorks
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