Monday, April 11, 2005

China's Great NanoLeap Forward

China 'encroaches on US nanotech lead' (SciDev.Net)

    chinaChinese researchers are second in the world in nanotechnology, according to an unpublished report by a Dutch-Chinese research team.

    The study compared the research positions of several countries and regions, including the United States, the European Union, China and South Korea, in terms of the number of papers published in nanotechnology journals.

    The unpublished version of the report, which has been submitted to the journal Research Policy, has been posted on the website of research leader Loet Leydesdorff of the Amsterdam School of Communications Research.

    The findings loosely corroborate the conclusions of a report the US President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) is preparing. (Blogger's Note: PCAST Powerpoint here -- 1.4 MB)

    According to the Washington Post, a preview of the PCAST findings shows that Europe and Asia are gaining fast on the US lead in the field. The document will be published this month. More here

Update: Richard Jones analyzes the analysis.

Related News
Wen moots joint panel for science, tech cooperation (Indo-Asian News Service)
India and China work towards dominance in Nanotechnology – it is the next outsourcing wave (IndiaDaily)
Chinese Competition's Impact on the U.S. (Small Business Trends)

NanoBot Backgrounder
Sleeping nanogiant stirs
U.S. to China: Let's share power
China, garment workers and nanotechnology

No comments: