I was reading a blog by David where Andras showed his unhappiness on the Nanopaprika growth.


András restlessness and dissatisfaction with the pace of growth of Nanopaprika are very expressive. I was happy to learn about his restlessness.

However, did the Nanopaprika try to evaluate the reason behind its slow growth? If we see the trend, Nanopaprika is on the way to become a nano-community website for conference advertisement or PhD or PostDoc position postings. This can be seen by the mails we received in our mail box from Nanopaprika. So the growth of Nanopaprika is moving towards ending up in a job portal site rather than an active nano community.

Look at the blogs, for example, major portion of the blogs contributes to the conference adv. postings or studentship postings. These posts are relevant too as they are responsible for keeping Nanopaprika hits alive.

However, if Nanopaprika has to insights the long course vitality, Nanopaprika has to come up with a vision of supplementing new dimensions apart from such postings. Nanopaprika had to dive into the psychology of the humans working in or around nanoscience. What are their needs? What are the paraphernalia which can be the focus to blaze up the nano-community?

Work out the riddles of nano-humans mind, crack them out, and I am sure that it can help remove the restlessness out of András legs.

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Comment by Vyom Parashar on February 18, 2011 at 10:42am
Hi Wolf,
I was not repulsive to your remark. I am rather apologetic if my writing has pain you. Yes you are factual that this forum is not about philosophy. However, Science over all is a philosophy in itself.

I already appreciated your idea of the new area devoted to science blogs and liked it very much. It will be my gratification if I can contribute to Nanopaprika.

So Sir, what's your notion regarding Nanopaprika? How and from where we ought to initiate?

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Comment by Wolfgang Laemmle on February 18, 2011 at 10:13am

Hi Vyrom, perhaps my English is too poor, but you definatively got me wrong. The statement to complaining was ment as a general statement not as a comment to your blog. To your philosophical ideas about feeling and brain I cannot fully agree, but this is not a theme for this forum.

I would apreciate if we could promote our ideas and help to make this forum more structured and by that more attractive.

Sorry for the misunderstanding I initiated. 

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Comment by Vyom Parashar on February 18, 2011 at 6:38am
The word “complaining” is the usual rubbish that the mind loves to chew on. So Wolf, my writing this blog is not at all about complaining. If this would have been the case, you wouldn’t have posted the reply. Isn’t it?

Your reply can be seen from two point of views. Either you are complaining against my complaining or your gesture is your feelings against my feeling .And I strongly believe that you were not complaining against my complaining. Isn’t it Sir?

At the every moment of feeling there is no room for verbalization of the brain. Moment of feeling comes into being. Brain becomes still, without any movement of thought. Isn’t it Sir?

I have already proposed few points to Andras. Interestingly, they are moderately similar to what you have suggested. Your idea of creating a second area of scientific blogs is brilliant.

In addition to it, I also request to generate an area where people can discuss on various experimental nanoscience or nanochemistry protocols. An area where people can post new or standardized protocols, ask the suggestion for formulating one as per there needs. What's your point?

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Comment by Wolfgang Laemmle on February 17, 2011 at 6:08pm

Complaining about the status does not move anything. Contributing is what is needed and there I think normal blogs are vanishing too fast from the surface as the frequency of new blogs is high. Would it be an idea to open a second blog area which is reserved for scientific blogs only? There scientificly relevant blogs would not get lost among all job requests and conference anouncements. On the other hand also a conference calender would be very helpfull.

Instead of complaining a little more help to Andreas with respect to a better structurised surface initiative and more scientific contribution are necessary!  

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Comment by TINC on February 14, 2011 at 7:41am

Dear Vyom,


Yes. you are right, in last times really there are mostly confeence infos (I add this free to the page or as a part of an link and info exchange between the events and nanopaprika).


The other parts are mostly PhD positions and students looking for a job. I also try to find new bloggers, but its really not easy for a mostly non-profit site with a very low budget.


The content really depend from the members. I think it is much better to have job and conference post as nothing.


If you have any idea how to make Nanopaprika better please share with me.


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Welcome! Nanopaprika was cooked up by Hungarian chemistry PhD student in 2007. The main idea was to create something more personal than the other nano networks already on the Internet. Community is open to everyone from post-doctorial researchers and professors to students everywhere.

There is only one important assumption: you have to be interested in nano!

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The potential use of cellophane test strips for the quick determination of food colours

pH and CO2 Sensing by Curcumin-Coloured Cellophane Test Strip

Polymeric Honeycombs Decorated by Nickel Nanoparticles

Directed Deposition of Nickel Nanoparticles Using Self-Assembled Organic Template,

Organometallic deposition of ultrasmooth nanoscale Ni film,

Zigzag-shaped nickel nanowires via organometallic template-free route

Surface analytical characterization of passive iron surface modified by alkyl-phosphonic acid layers

Atomic Force Microscopy Studies of Alkyl-Phosphonate SAMs on Mica

Amorphous iron formation due to low energy heavy ion implantation in evaporated 57Fe thin films

Surface modification of passive iron by alkylphosphonic acid layers

Formation and structure of alkylphosphonic acid layers on passive iron

Structure of the nonionic surfactant triethoxy monooctylether C8E3 adsorbed at the free water surface, as seen from surface tension measurements and Monte Carlo simulations