Recent Examples of nanotechnology from the Web
Into the Lab Since Kanzius first built his machine, there have been tremendous scientific advances in both nanotechnology and cancer research.
The study published in the journal Nature Biotechnology uses nanotechnology to deliver thrombin, an enzyme that helps blood to clot.
Anatoly Chubais, head of the Russian state nanotechnology company Rusnano, was not included, though he is widely considered part of Putin's circle.
The consortium will also analyze the implications of using low flash point fuels (instead of fossil fuels) in ships, and research nanotechnology and molecular science to automatically fight ice on the ship’s surface.
DeBacco believes salvation lies in soil nutrient nanotechnology and genetic technologies.
With Mars One, household robots and nanotechnology in the works.
And the powerful ones—biotechnology, nanotechnology, and A.I.—are potentially existential risks.
The patch uses nanotechnology to increase the body’s metabolism and transform energy-storing white fat into energy-burning brown fat, according to the report released Friday by ACS Nano, a publication of the American Chemical Society.
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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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