New technologies have the potential to accelerate a country's development, but a global technology gap remains.
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This network aims to pool, analyse and share information on nuclear energy as well as practical experience to help improve knowledge and regional cooperation on nuclear safety in Asian countries. It has hubs in China, Korea and Japan, and five national centres in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. The website provides information on nuclear power in Asian countries on topics that include waste management, emergency preparedness and education and training. It also publishes newsletters that report on relevant training workshops and meetings.
The Disaster Monitoring Constellation (DMC) is a small constellation of remote sensing satellites, built by UK-based Surrey Satellite Technology but individually owned by partner countries including Algeria, China, Nigeria and Turkey.
The DMC satellites provide daily coverage of the earth and were specifically designed to support the logistics of disaster relief. Each partner country gives five per cent of its capacity to free daily imaging of disaster areas for aid agencies. The group as a whole is also signed up to the International Charter for Space in Major Disasters.
Hosted by European research news agency EurekAlert, this site offers links to recent research papers in nanotechnology, background information and more. The portal periodically hosts online chats about nanotechnology, where participants are invited to discuss related topics with invited specialists.
Fab@Home is an open-source project where users from around the world collaborate to create machines that can produce objects, including foods, on demand using only a computer. It offers all the information and technical advice needed to create a homemade 3D printer, and by providing open-source blueprints and software, the project allows complex designs to be produced without specialist skills and equipment.
The website publishes a blog and discussion board for members to share ideas and information. It also provides a library of designs compatible with 3D printers, lists of suppliers of necessary parts and discussion forums to help guide users through the process.
This organisation was set up in 1997 to foster grassroots innovation and traditional knowledge across India. It helps innovators develop and commercialise their ideas, and provides a network to support their activities through technical and business advice.
Divided into geographical regions, the website provides news and publications, a product inventory, business opportunities as well as information on project funding, careers and volunteering.
NanoChina offers a range of information services on nanotechnology in China. They include: a news service, advertising for nanotechnology products, business networking opportunities in China and trade directories in English and Chinese, reports on nanotechnology developments in China and the rest of the world, event planning for conferences, meetings, workshops and visits taking place in China. NanoChina also offers a specialised translation service from Chinese to English and vice-versa for reports, articles, news stories, newsletters, press releases, advertisements, conference and marketing literature. NanoChina was launched in February 2006 by the U.K. based Institute of Nanotechnology.
Sentinel Asia, a project led by the Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum, provides a platform for promoting remote sensing data for disaster management and for sharing information on disasters in the Asia-Pacific region.
The project draws on data from a range of satellite sensors, including MODIS and AMSR-E among others, to distribute imagery and publish information on wildfires and floods as they occur. Sentinel Asia also offers training and coordinates emergency observation requests for a number of satellites.
This informal network, part of the University of Carolina's Gillings School of Global Public Health, brings together over 100 organisations working to promote and scale up adoption of practices and technologies that improve drinking water quality for vulnerable populations.
By providing information and promoting independent research, the network aims to reduce water-related diseases by promoting water treatment and safe water storage at the household level. The website provides an overview of the network, working groups and guiding principles. It lists participating organisations and relevant events, and publishes a monthly newsletter.