International Collaboration in the Virtual World of Nanotechnology
Summary posted by Meridian on 4/9/2012
Source: Nanotechnology Now (7 April 2012)
Two individual websites, www.nanopaprika.ue and www.nanoacademia.com, are joining forces in an effort to ensure a better overview of nanotechnology on the Internet. According to Hasan Beigi, editor of NANOacademia, "There is no doubt that nanotechnology is one of the most interesting sciences in the 21st century. Nanotechnology is a promising solution for energy, medicine, environment etc. Many research groups around the globe devote their efforts in this area. Nanopaprika is one of the best nanotechnology communities in the World Wide Web brings together nanotechnologists. The collaboration between Nanopaprika and Nanoacademia is a great opportunity for me, thanks to Dr. András Paszternák for this partnership." András Paszternák, founder of Nanopaprika, adds, "I started Nanopaprika as a PhD student in 2007. After I heard about Hassan's - who is now a PhD student - new portal, it was clear for me, that we need to join our efforts. There is lot of similarity between us; we both are addicted to nanotechnology. With this partnership we can show that researchers coming from different cultures, like Eastern-Europe and Asia can find the connecting language in Sciences." The new, integrated social network database can be found at www.nanopaprika.eu/nanoacademia.
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