Here is an interesting topic: the most advanced countries in nanotechnology. Insider Monkey has recently published an interesting article about this topic. As for me, I don’t know much about nanotechnology, so this article was pretty informative for me. Though it’s a very complex field, in simplest forms, nanotechnology is the study of extremely small things. According to the National Nanotechnology Initiative, nanotechnology can be used in a variety of fields ranging from chemistry to engineering. Nanotechnology helps improve products or inventions to result in high-end functions. All over the world, just as in any science and technology focuses, countries are competing with one another to see who can become the best in the field. This makes sense as it is such a vital part of the world and society as we know it.
With the help of nanotechnology and further studies, scientists may even prevent diseases in the future which are, at the moment, hard to cure or impossible to cure. With this advanced kind of technology, there are more in store to discover and build. Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three of the most advanced countries in nanotechnology.
The first one is France. This country released 5,827 nanotechnology articles in 2016. They had around 4,153 per million people who served as researchers in 2013. France has a number of nanotechnology organizations and companies, and even has a number of university programs that focus on nanotechnology research. In 2012, their researchers created nano-machines that mimic human muscles. The second country should be now Japan, which is absolutely not surprising, I think. There are 38 nanotechnology organizations in Japan, one of the most advanced countries in nanotechnology, where the released nanotechnology related articles reached 7,552 in 2016. In 2007, their government invested $800 million in their national nanotechnology program. Now, the country spends about $1 billion on the industry in a year. At last, but not least, we are mentioning Germany. Ranked 3rd in 2012 in research and development expenditure, this country takes number 5 on Insider Monkey’s list of most advanced countries in nanotechnology. The country released 8,730 nano related articles in 2016. Their innovations in nanotechnology range in a number of daily products, from food to automobiles. Much of their innovation deals with environmentally friendly technology and products as well.
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