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NB: Websites are given only for organizations that still exist .


AAAS: American Association for the Advancement of Science, www.aaas.org

ACS: American Chemical Society, www.acs.org

AIP: American Institute of Physics, www.aip.org

APS: American Philosophical Society, www.amphilsoc.org

APS: American Physical Society, www.aps.org


BoB: Bureau of the Budget

Bush Report: Science-the Endless Frontier , accessible at www.nsf.gov/about/history/vbush1945.jsp


CIA: Central Intelligence Agency, www.cia.gov

CEA: Council of Economic Advisers, www.whitehouse.gov/eop/cea/

CoC: Council on Competitiveness, www.compete.org


DARPA: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, www.darpa.mil

DoC: Department of Commerce, www.commerce.gov

DoD: Department of Defense, www.defense.gov

DoE: Department of Energy, www.energy.gov

DHS: Department of Homeland Security, www.dhs.gov


ERDA: Energy Research and Development Administration

EPA: Environmental Protection Agency, www.epa.gov

EoP: Executive Office of the President, www.usa.gov/Agencies/Federal/Executive/EOP.shtml


FCST: Federal Council for Science and Technology

FCCSET: Federal Coordinating Committee for Science, Engineering and Technology


GAO, Government Accountability Office, www.gao.gov

GPRA: Government Performance and Results Act www.whitehouse.gov/omb/mgmt-gpra_gplaw2m/


IDA: Institute for Defense Analysis, www.ida.org

IOM: Institute of Medicine: www.iom.edu

ISETAP: Intergovernmental Science, Engineering, and Technology Advisory Panel

IBM: International Business Machines, www.ibm.com

ICSU: International Council of Science, www.icsu.org

IGY: International Geophysical Year


MIT: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, www.mit.edu


NAE: National Academy of Engineering, www.nae.edu

NAS: National Academy of Sciences, www.nas.edu

NACA: National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics

NASA: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, www.nasa.gov

NOAA: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, www.noaa.gov

NBS: National Bureau of Standards

NIH: National Institutes of Health, www.nih.gov

NIST: National Institute of Standards and Technology, www.nist.gov

NNI: National Nanotechnology Initiative, www.nano.gov

NRC: National Research Council, www.nationalacademies.org/nrc

NDRC: National Defense Research Committee

NSB: National Science Board, www.nsf.gov

NSF: National Science Foundation, www.nas.gov

NSTC: National Science and Technology Council, www.ostp.gov/cs/nstc

NSC: National Security Council www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/nsc/


OMB: Office of Management and Budget: www.whitehouse.gov/omb

ONR: Office of Naval Research, www.onr.navy/mil

OSRD, Office of Scientific Research and Development

OST: Office of Science and Technology

OSTP: Office of Science and Technology Policy, www.ostp.gov

OTA: Office of Technology Assessment


PCST: President’s Committee on Science and Technology

PCAST: President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, www.ostp.gov/pcast

PITAC President’s Information Technology Advisory Committee, www.cra.org/Policy/pitac.html

PSAC: President’s Science Advisory Committee

Rad Lab: Radiation Laboratory

RANN: Research Applied to National Needs

RDB: Research and Development Board


SAC /ODM: Scientific Advisory Committee to the Office of Defense Mobilization

SSRC: Social Science Research Council, www.ssrc.org

SDI: Strategic Defense Initiative

SSC: Superconducting Super Collider

SST: Supersonic Transport

State, Department of State, www.state.gov

STEM, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education


USAID: US Agency for International Development, www.usaid.gov

USDA: Department of Agriculture, www.usda.gov

USGS: US Geological Survey, www.usgs.gov


WHSC: White House Science Council

Questions & Answers

do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
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Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
Damian Reply
types of nano material
abeetha Reply
I start with an easy one. carbon nanotubes woven into a long filament like a string
many many of nanotubes
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I'm interested in nanotube
what is nanomaterials​ and their applications of sensors.
Ramkumar Reply
what is nano technology
Sravani Reply
what is system testing?
preparation of nanomaterial
Victor Reply
Yes, Nanotechnology has a very fast field of applications and their is always something new to do with it...
Himanshu Reply
good afternoon madam
what is system testing
what is the application of nanotechnology?
In this morden time nanotechnology used in many field . 1-Electronics-manufacturad IC ,RAM,MRAM,solar panel etc 2-Helth and Medical-Nanomedicine,Drug Dilivery for cancer treatment etc 3- Atomobile -MEMS, Coating on car etc. and may other field for details you can check at Google
anybody can imagine what will be happen after 100 years from now in nano tech world
after 100 year this will be not nanotechnology maybe this technology name will be change . maybe aftet 100 year . we work on electron lable practically about its properties and behaviour by the different instruments
name doesn't matter , whatever it will be change... I'm taking about effect on circumstances of the microscopic world
how hard could it be to apply nanotechnology against viral infections such HIV or Ebola?
silver nanoparticles could handle the job?
not now but maybe in future only AgNP maybe any other nanomaterials
I'm interested in Nanotube
this technology will not going on for the long time , so I'm thinking about femtotechnology 10^-15
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