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We should place the world’s cultural heritage—its historical documentation, its literary and artisticachievements, its languages, beliefs, and practices—within the reach of every citizen. The value of building an infrastructurethat gives all citizens access to the human record and the opportunity to participate in its creation and use is enormous,exceeding even the significant investment that will be required to build that infrastructure. The Commission is also keenly aware thatin order for the future to have a record of the present, we need legal and viable strategies for digital preservation; considerableinvestment is now required on that front as well. Investments need to be made on the basis of research, and, in this case, a good dealmore research is needed on digital preservation, tools, and uses and users of digital collections, in academic settings and beyond.

Some research is already being done. At the University of California, Berkeley, e.g., a two-year “DigitalResource Study” is looking at the “use of digital resources in undergraduate education in the humanities and social sciences” See (External Link) .

But this is only part of the realization that the Commission hopes to leave with readers of this report. In arecent public presentation of the draft findings of this report, the Commission’s chair was asked, “If your report were a completesuccess, what would be the result, five or six years from now?” The answer is two-fold. First, if this report’s recommendations areimplemented, then in five or six years, there will be a significantly expanded audience for humanities and social scienceresearch among the general public. A relatively small audience on the open Web will still be a far larger audience than scholars inthese disciplines have been able to find up to now in academic bookstores, research libraries, and print journals. Second, if therecommendations of this report are implemented, humanities and social science researchers five or six years from now will beanswering questions that today they might not even consider asking.

The Commission understands that increasing access to scholarly research and experimenting with new researchmethods both entail some risk, but it firmly and collectively believes that the risk of not doing both is far greater, in termsof the ultimate sustainability of the disciplines in question. Senior scholars in the humanities and social sciences and senioradministrators in research universities must lead the way to a new, more open, and more productive relationship with the public, and tonew ways of doing scholarship.

Questions & Answers

so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
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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
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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what is the function of carbon nanotubes?
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
can nanotechnology change the direction of the face of the world
Prasenjit Reply
At high concentrations (>0.01 M), the relation between absorptivity coefficient and absorbance is no longer linear. This is due to the electrostatic interactions between the quantum dots in close proximity. If the concentration of the solution is high, another effect that is seen is the scattering of light from the large number of quantum dots. This assumption only works at low concentrations of the analyte. Presence of stray light.
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the Beer law works very well for dilute solutions but fails for very high concentrations. why?
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