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The Future of Nanotechnology

June 8th, 2016
The Science of Superhydrophobic Coating: Water Resistant Tech, Only Better
Amanda Richter

If you have ever witnessed water droplets rebound from the leaf of a lotus plant in a perfect spherical shape, then you have witnessed the beauty of nature's flawless water repellent design. It is this perfection that scientists at Rice University and the universities of Swansea, Bristol and Nice Sophia Antipolis sought to emulate in the creation of a new superhydrophobic material, one that may provide a simpler, less expensive, more environmentally friendly method of producing waterproof products. Read the Whole Article

May 20th, 2016
How Nanotechnology Will Be Used in Smartphones
Amanda Richter

The specs and tech of smartphones is in a constant state of advancement. Faster phones get thinner, cameras have more megapixels and screens have better resolution as they become more durable with the invention of OLED screens, which are flexible and less likely to crack or shatter. With this constant advancement it shouldn't be a surprise that nanotechnology is tipped as the next technology to find its way into your pocket. Here's a look at how nanotech will change your smartphone experience and the world at large. Read the Whole Article

January 26th, 2016
Best Colleges Offering Nanotechnology Degree Programs
Amanda Richter

The global nanotechnology market will expand at a compound annual growth rate of 17.5 percent during the next five years, reaching $75.8 billion in 2020, Research and Markets projects. Demand for nanotechnology jobs will increase 2.64 percent annually during the next few years, with 14,040 jobs added by 2018, Recruiter forecasts. Forty percent of all nanotechnology jobs are in the United States, according to the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science, one of the leading U.S. colleges offering nanotechnology degrees. Read the Whole Article

January 6th, 2016
The Future of Micro and Nanotechnology in Medicine
Amanda Richter

As technology continues to get smaller and smaller, the opportunities for it to improve our lives only continue to grow exponentially. Eventually, these advancements turn a corner and open up a whole new world of possibilities. Consider the phone, for example. At some point in the mid-90s the technology became compact enough to allow for a model that anyone could sensibly carry at all times. Sure, there had been mobile phones before then, but the technology needed time to develop before it could become truly viable. Read the Whole Article

October 6th, 2015
How Nanocrystal Technology IsChanging the World
Amanda Richter

If someone asked you to name an efficient material for building batteries, you probably wouldn't think of trees but that may be changing, thanks to work researchers at McMaster University are doing with nanocrystal technology. Read the Whole Article

September 23rd, 2015
Environmental Applications of Nanotechnology
Amanda Richter

When the staff at Knole House in Kent, England, realized that bio-organisms where destroying this 600-year-old European estate, it was not the landscapers, painters or architects who saved the day. It was the chemical engineers. Read the Whole Article

February 10th, 2015
Nanotechnology Brings 'X-Men' Power and Boat Repair Together
Amanda Richter

The existence and future potential of nanotechnology will undoubtedly drum up a lot of ethical and legal questions about the enhancement of the human body. Read the Whole Article

October 16th, 2014
Small Scale Nanotechnology Is Improving Mobile Devices in a Big Way
Amanda Richter

Nanotechnology has recently improved the picture of LED displays on mobile devices by 400 hundred percent. Read the Whole Article

June 27th, 2014
Nanotechnology Is Breaking Down Walls in Smartphone Features
Amanda Richter

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April 17th, 2014
4 Uses of Liquid Silicone Rubber in Nanotechnology
Amanda Richter

There have been some exciting breakthroughs in the use of liquid silicone rubber (LSR) throughout the sciences. Read the Whole Article

March 11th, 2014
Scientists Want to Change the Way We Use and Wear Clothing
Amanda Richter

If you're not familiar with Life Alert, the health monitoring technology for seniors, you've certainly heard their famous slogan before. Devices like the ones made by Life Alert allow seniors to contact medical professionals by pressing a button on a device worn around the neck in case of a heart attack, stroke or debilitating fall. Read the Whole Article

December 31st, 2013
The Solution to Authenticity: Nanocrystals and T-dots
Amanda Richter

Could the answer to China's manufacturing problems be solved? Is there finally a way to confirm product authenticity? And is nanotechnology the answer? Read the Whole Article

November 12th, 2013
How Nanotech CouldChange The Way We Play Games
Amanda Richter

Once upon a time, in a computer store far, far away, people purchased games and other software for their personal computer. Read the Whole Article

October 22nd, 2013
Will Carbon Nanotubes End Moore's Law and Silicon Chips?
Amanda Richter

Stanford University researchers have created the first computer using carbon nanotubes (CNTs) instead of silicon chips. The nanotechnology runs faster and uses less energy, which means less heat emitted from the processors. Science is years from taking this invention and scaling it to support the vast volumes of data that silicon chips handle, but most experts agree it's a big first step. Read the Whole Article

September 20th, 2013
Nanotechnology in Your Pocket: Samsung's New Smartwatch and More
Amanda Richter

Recent advances in nanotube technology are making it more likely we'll see consumer-grade nanotechnology within the decade. Samsung unveiled a new smartwatch in September 2013, that uses nanotechnology to provide phone service to a device no larger than a business card. Read the Whole Article

July 17th, 2013
4 Ways Nanotechnology Will Revolutionize Medicine
Amanda Richter

Medication targeting cancer like a smart missile, receptors that tell a doctor when your blood pressure is too high, a tumor that changes colors to assist surgeons what sounds like science fiction is very much fact thanks to nanotechnology in medicine. Perhaps the biggest breakthrough in the industry since the introduction of antiseptics, nanotechnology is helping revolutionize how we treat disease by making health care faster, smarter and more affordable. Read the Whole Article
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