Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > News > Trends In Mechanical Contracting: A Look at Today & Tomorrow

November 22nd, 2004

Trends In Mechanical Contracting: A Look at Today & Tomorrow

Abstract:
The Mechanical-Contractors Association of America (MCAA) has taken a more scientific approach in its study entitled, "Five Key Trends for the Future of the Mechanical Industry."

For the fifth and final trend, Dighe's research predicts that "Smart materials that combine nanotechnology and sensing nanorobots could create self-healing materials and systems by 2015. The service technician of the future could be a microscopic, versatile robot that can continuously repair systems."

Although nanorobotic techs may not be immediately on the horizon, there have been significant breakthroughs in materials sciences with the development of lighter, stronger building materials. "While nanotechnology has strong commercial potential in industries such as pharmaceuticals and health, no industry could be more affected than construction," says Dighe.

Source:
contractingbusiness

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related Links

Mechanical-Contractors Association of America

Mechanical Contracting Education & Research Foundation

Related News Press

Possible Futures

Remote-control shoots laser at nano-gold to turn on cancer-killing immune cells April 20th, 2018

New qubit now works without breaks: A universal design for superconducting qubits has been created April 19th, 2018

Observing biological nanotransporters: Chemistry April 19th, 2018

Salt boosts creation of 2-D materials: Rice University scientists show how salt lowers reaction temperatures to make novel materials April 18th, 2018

Sensors

Salt boosts creation of 2-D materials: Rice University scientists show how salt lowers reaction temperatures to make novel materials April 18th, 2018

Doing the nano-shimmy: New device modulates light and amplifies tiny signals April 12th, 2018

Scientists Use Nanotechnology to Detect Molecular Biomarker for Osteoarthritis March 13th, 2018

Graphene on toast, anyone? Rice University scientists create patterned graphene onto food, paper, cloth, cardboard February 13th, 2018

Announcements

Remote-control shoots laser at nano-gold to turn on cancer-killing immune cells April 20th, 2018

New qubit now works without breaks: A universal design for superconducting qubits has been created April 19th, 2018

Observing biological nanotransporters: Chemistry April 19th, 2018

Salt boosts creation of 2-D materials: Rice University scientists show how salt lowers reaction temperatures to make novel materials April 18th, 2018

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project