Thursday, March 10, 2005

Nano World: Haves and have-nots

Blogger's Note: Charles Choi writes a weekly feature distributed through UPI called Nano World. Charles' excellent nanotech pieces appear online and in newspapers around the world every Friday, but he and his editors have agreed to give me sneak previews. Here's what Charles says to expect tomorrow in Nano World -- Howard

My next Nano World will focus on the issues surrounding nanotechnology and the poor. It's obvious nano advances in water purification, electricity, health and other areas can helping the poor, but little of nano is devoted to specifically aiding them, even in nations where the poor constitute a large fraction of the population.

In this Nano World we'll discuss some things industry, governments and academia can do, including pro-poor business techniques and modified intellectual property provisions.

Update: Here's the story.

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