Recent Examples of nanotechnology from the Web
The research gallery features the current Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists’ cutting-edge, cross-disciplinary work on Arctic climate change, biofuels, sustainability, air travel safety and nanotechnology.
While that is certainly true, nanotechnology is also here right now and is integrated into our daily lives.
According to Alcors website, Revival of today's cryonics patients will require future repair by highly advanced future technology, such as molecular nanotechnology.
Many observers of A.I. and the other 21st-century exponential technologies like biotechnology and nanotechnology attempt to peer into the continuing accelerating gains and fall off the horse.
Some of the early fellows have made impressive, if incremental, strides in the fields of photonics, nanotechnology and medicine, but the biggest hits have been the most pedestrian.
Shewanella oneidensis, the bacteria used by Choi’s team, is often used in nanotechnology, due to its ability to reduce metals and live in oxygen-poor environments.
Swarms are also how science fiction writers often depict the future of nanotechnology.
Last month, scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Purdue University described the use of nanotechnology to reduce the heat loss that makes traditional bulbs so inefficient.
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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.
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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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