HIGH TECH SECTORS – BENCHMARKS
U.S. has surrendered its commanding lead in the world’s top supercomputers. On the Top 500 list of the world’s fastest supercomputers, the U.S. in 2005 controlled almost half the world’s top supercomputers; it now controls less than a quarter, with China now controlling the largest number of the fastest supercomputers.
Nanoscience and nanotechnology are the study and application of matter at the atomic and molecular levels – the basic building blocks of all natural and man-made things. Improvements in our ability to study matter at the nanoscale could reshape many industries, such as manufacturing, electronics, and medicine. Potential applications include new vaccines, longer lasting batteries, and improved food packaging.