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Google Trends on nanotechnology

A new service from Google, named Google Trends, graphs the number and source of searches on whatever term you wish. The results for nanotechnology:

Top ten countries
1. India
2. Iran
3. Singapore
4. Malaysia
5. South Korea
6. Thailand
7. United States
8. Australia
9. Canada
10. Taiwan

Top ten cities
1. Hyderabad, India
2. Chennai, India
3. New Delhi, India
4. Delhi, India
5. Mumbai, India
6. Tehran, Iran
7. Bangalore, India
8. Singapore, Singapore
9. Washington, DC, USA
10. Houston, TX, USA

Top ten languages
1. Korean
2. Thai
3. English
4. Chinese
5. Turkish
6. Italian
7. Dutch
8. Spanish
9. German
10. Portuguese

This is a bit confusing. Are the folks in India doing searches in Korean? But the bottom line on nanotechnology interest appears to be: Asia, by a mile. —Christine

12 Responses to “Google Trends on nanotechnology”

  1. Adam Says:

    One thing I noticed was a slight decline in the volume of searches since 2004. Could this be contributed to fewer people searching? or more people searching more specialized topics? If nano is such a buzz I can’t really see interest dropping in the future…

  2. Nano News Says:

    I am also confused, I thought that Germany would be listed in a better position. I daily hear something about Nanotechnology on the television or in the press. That is thus really a surprise for me ;)

  3. Forrest Bennett Says:

    See also:

    India Inc demands $2 bn for nanotech fund

    NEW DELHI, JULY 13: Indian Inc has demanded establishment of a national nanotechnology development fund and national biotechnology development fund with outlays of around $2 billion (Rs 9,600 crore) and $1 billion (Rs 4,800 crore) respectively under the control of an autonomous management structure to develop infrastructure-intensive industries in these high tech areas.

    http://www.financialexpress.com/fe_full_story.php?content_id=133916

  4. Christine Peterson Says:

    To Adam: My guess is that people are indeed doing more targeted, specialized searches, rather than just searching on “nanotechnology”.

    To Nano News: Perhaps most Germans use a different search engine? This only covers Google searches.

    To Forrest: Thanks! —Christine

  5. Sudarshan Says:

    Germans search for Nanotechnologie ;-) or Nanoteknologie or whatever

  6. satyadhar joshi Says:

    india with more than 0.5 billion middle class can be on top but what is iran doing at no.2 and yes in india nano is a buzz but still i think things will go extreme when india is thiking fcosuing research and development in future on manfucaturing nano-devices. Also in india people feels that india needs to jumpin manufactoring area like china.

  7. Ron Huyber Says:

    What is the best source of reference to research possible investment opportunities related to “nanotechnology” products or services?

  8. Tom Says:

    See also:
    http://nanoindian.com/news/NI/NI21.html

  9. lollu mannan Says:

    hello ,
    Indian government has no website for nanotechnology still
    how can google give this kind of result? India as the first place in nanotechnology? and also chennai? hyderabad? and also new delhi and delhi(both are not seperate) i am indian i know at what stage nanotechnology is in india and how the research is being done,so atleat google sholud correct the mistake or else nanodot sholud remove this page from site its confusing and misleading

  10. Christine Peterson Says:

    For Lollu Mannan: These are rankings on where Google searches on nanotechnology are coming from, not where they are going to. Sorry for the confusion. —CP

  11. Tom Says:

    lollu mannan: You didn’t get the point. This ranking shows the public interest in nanotechnology based on the origin of search on nanotechnology. This does not mean at all that nanotechnology research in india is the best or there are so many research institutes working on nanotechnology.

  12. elangovan.v Says:

    Respected sir,
    I am elangovan.v.I am doing that M.SC Plant biotechnology in bharathidasan university at thiruchirappalli.Please any new nano technology imformations delevared to mail me sir.

    THANK YOU SIR,

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    V.ELANGOVAN.

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