- Life Editor-in-Chief_2015_Santa Clara, California, USA
- University Chair of Biophysics_1976-1984_Philadelphia-USA;_1985-2012_Genova-Italy
- President Nanoworld Institute_2001-2010_Genova-Italy;_Bergamo_2011
- Honoris Causa Life Professor Nanobiotechnology, Lomonosov Moscow State University _2010_Moscow-Russia
- Life Foreign Member Russian Academy of Sciences_2008
- Life President Fondazione ELBA Nicolini_Roma-Italy_1993
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NanoWorld Journal (NWJ) is a quarterly peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes original research articles, reviews, letters to editor, and technical notes on the solutions through Nanotechnology and Nanosciences to the problems facing the world in the key sectors of energy, environment, space, hardware and cancer in order to achieve significant progress with the involvement of overall society in a dedicated sixth section of the Journal. The scope of the NWJ is centered in the key sectors from which depends human progress and survival, with the aims to enhance worldwide cooperation in Research and Development. With the NWJ we aim to provide the highest coverage to these fields in order to achieve the scope to help to overcome problems too frequently underestimated and growing from energy to environment and natural disasters, from cancer to hardware and space. Attempts to solve these problems at the national scale so far failed partly because the magnitude of the economic crisis and largely because the magnitude of the technological problems unmatchable at the scale of any single nation regardless of its size. Temperatures and carbon pollution are raising worldwide with extreme climate changes and increase in public health threats appear associated with extreme weather. Incidentally global carbon dioxide is on the rise synchronously with global temperature and sea water level. At the same time are more intense everywhere energy wastes, droughts, wildfires, hurricanes, super storms and floods. Similarly cancer appears strongly interlinked to differentiation, ageing and proliferation, and to solve it only an approach quite more focussed on the molecular quantitative scale is immediately needed correlating to all pending problems in medicine (ageing, viral transformation, metastasis) for human race survival. Similarly hardware stands still at the inorganic level where gallium arsenide and silicon justify the old statement "garbage in garbage out" for any existing computer regardless the nanoscale being reached. Cell automata, single electron devices and quantum computing is far from being an experimental reality despite enormous efforts and resources being spent. Other routes must be sought but apparently not those based on conductive polymers providing only insights on new architectures but never materialized in stable reproducible devices or computers, despite hopes being raised at the onset. Similarly for Cancer where we stand even at lower level of scientific and technological
The Journal is divided in sections at nanoscale level:
Energy: Low-carbon technologies, Alternative fuel sources, Biodiesel, Energy conservation and efficiency, Cold and hot nuclear fusion, Greenhouse gas emissions, Solar energy, Wind energy, Biomass, Polymeric batteries, Hydrogen storage and utilization.
Environment: Natural resources, Nanomaterials, Water, Radiation, Oil spills, Disaster management, Nuclear weapons and Disasters, Wild life, Climate change, Air pollution, Mineral resources, Fossil fuels, Carbon dioxide pollution, Waste, Droughts, Wildfires, Hurricanes, Super storms, Floods.
Space: Solar system, Planets, Galaxies, Space shuttles, Rockets, Unmanned spaceplanes, Comets, Meteoroids, Space weather, Astrophysics, Space missions.
Hardware: Molecula electronics, Conductive polymers and biopolymers, Communication, Computer systems and architectures, Sensors, Actuators, Devices, Storage, Neural networks, Cell automata, Single electron devices, Quantum Computing.
Cancer: Biosensors, Biomarkers & Diagnostics, Neoplastic transformation, Treatment, Molecular detection and diagnosis, Steam cells, Protein nanocrystallography, Nanoproteomics, Nanogenomics, Ageing, Differentiation, Metastasis and Proliferation at molecular quantitative scale.
Society: Political, Industrial and social contributions to world economy and to Strategic and Nuclear Disarmaments, Mass culture and Psychology.
By properly organizing the Editorial Board NWJ aims to find a solution across opposite nations to the open problems of the above key sectors in order to achieve the scope to close a circle which otherwise could lead to the end of humans survival. The founding Editor-in-chief for life of NWJ is Prof. Claudio Nicolini, one of the most honoured scientists in the leading countries of both the East and the West, and across the most diversified disciplines.
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NWJ - Space section, with emphasis on SWaP
- The high cost of escaping Earth’s gravity is the dominant factor that continues to limit large scale exploration and exploitation of space. With continuous technology advances, the cost of space launch is gradually decreasing, however, it is still several thousand dollars per kilogram. Lowering the cost of access to space therefore remains a major policy objective for space agencies all over the globe. A large fraction of the weight of a rocket is fuel and expendable rocket stages. Recent introduction of the reusable rocket stages is a major step in reducing the launch cost. Work is also underway to develop alternatives such as ground-based, beamed energy propulsion, which would revolutionize space launch systems.
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