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A Comprehensive Nanotechnology Library in Miniature: A Review of the Springer Handbook of Nanotechnology
Volume 1, Issue 3

Raj Bawa, Bawa Biotechnology Consulting

The time for nanotechnology has come and a classic technological revolution is unfolding.  The air is thick with news of nanotechnology breakthroughs.  According to the National Science Foundation, by 2015 the annual global market for nano-related goods and services will top US $1 trillion, making it one of the fastest growing industries in history.  Governments across the globe are impressed by nanotechnology’s potential and are staking their claims and doling out billions of dollars, euros and yen for research and development.  Political alliances and battle lines are starting to form.  The passage of the 21st Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act, Pub. L. No. 108-153, which authorized US $3.7 billion in US government funding from 2005-2008 for the support of nanotechnology research and development, has further fueled the fervor over nanotechnology.

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