1) Cocos nucifera, a drupacious palm fruit endemic to South India
2) an American born Indian who's brown on the outside, white on the inside, exploring his tender core, and exposing his nutty shell


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Nov 5, 2009

Nanosensors Warn of Impending Heart Attacks?

India-Japan Medical Nanotech Collaboration

"India has ideas and manpower and Japan has experience," said Mr. Hiroshi Iwai of the Tokyo Institute of Technology speaking about developing real-time tomographic diagrams of the human body and the promise of medical nanotechnology. 

He spoke at the November 2009 Workshop held by Electron Device Society of Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineering (EDS IEEE) at SKP Engineering College in Thiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu. The session on nanotechnology described how nano chips would improve computer performance to assist in real-time diagnosis and potentially facilitate automation of surgeries. The Chairman of the session described biosensors, which could potentially warn of impending heart attacks, being developed at Indian Institute of Technology IIT-Mumbai . A staff reporter at The Hindu writes that the session ended with a call for more Memorandums of Understanding and formal collaboration between the technology institutes of India and Japan.

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