Recent Examples of nanotechnology from the Web
Of the six, Anatoly Chubais remains closest to the Kremlin as head of the Russian state nanotechnology company Rusnano.
Heller’s laboratory designs nanotechnologies that improve the detection and treatment of cancer.
Topics include material advancement, cost-effective chemical solutions for sustainable production and nanotechnology innovations for offshore drilling.
Much of the amazing physics research in the 21 st Century is now being applied to the field of nanotechnology, which allows us to construct molecular and atomic formations.
Cour Pharmaceutical in Chicago and Takeda Pharmaceutical in Japan are using nanotechnology to try to reprogram the body’s immune system to enable patients to develop a tolerance to gluten and potentially reverse symptoms of the disease.
Experts said the discovery was one of the first triumphs of the new field of nanotechnology, the ability to build and manipulate assemblies of atoms only a nanometer (a billionth of a meter) in size.
This is the essence of nanotechnology and what’s possible with it.
Into the Lab Since Kanzius first built his machine, there have been tremendous scientific advances in both nanotechnology and cancer research.
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Nanotechnology, or nanotech for short, deals with matter at a level that most of us find hard to imagine, since it involves objects with dimensions of 100 billionths of a meter (1/800th of the thickness of a human hair) or less. The chemical and physical properties of materials often change greatly at this scale. Nanotechnology is already being used in automobile tires, land-mine detectors, and computer disk drives. Nanomedicine is a particularly exciting field: Imagine particles the size of a blood cell that could be released into the bloodstream to form into tiny robots and attack cancer cells, or "machines" the size of a molecule that could actually repair the damaged interiors of individual cells.
NANOTECHNOLOGY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of nanotechnology for English Language Learners
: the science of working with atoms and molecules to build devices (such as robots) that are extremely small
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