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Nanorace gains another entrant: Saudi Arabia

From Arab News, comments by Prince Turki ibn Saud, vice president of the research institutes at the King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST):

” ‘We have government approval for a 20-year strategic development plan,’ he said. ‘The Kingdom is keen to develop nanotechnology, which holds immense potential in the future. The KACST under this initiative had recently set up a National Nanotechnology Center and most of the research work is directed toward this area of technology.’

“ ‘If a scientist studies the matter at this scale, it enables him to change and control the properties of the matter and develop a whole range of different kinds of compact materials with higher efficiency and capacity,’ said Prince Turki.”

Usually in this kind of quote, the word “him” means “him or her”. In this case, maybe not… —Christine

4 Responses to “Nanorace gains another entrant: Saudi Arabia”

  1. Grey Eminence Says:

    They have the money so I guess they can buy the nanotechnology and talent.

  2. Mark Dodson Says:

    Alberta has the money, and nicer scenery. Shall I suggest developing nanotech to them? It’s reasonably obvious how to proceed if you think clearly enough.

    PS Intentional spam avoidance measure above.

  3. Anu Kuriakose Says:

    Do i detect cynicism and envy!! I say more power to them..

    And just to set the record straight..in this case as in all research in Saudi arabia..let me say as one personally involved..women have an active and equal role..

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