Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


Home > News > In the Arena with PK Agarwal, Director of DTS for California

December 12th, 2006

In the Arena with PK Agarwal, Director of DTS for California

Another use is "smart dust" from a lab at the University of California at Berkeley; their goal is to be able to have three things on [something the size of] a grain of sand - a power source, a radio, and a sensor. So the most obvious application that drives this kind of nanotechnology is warfare. Also, they want it to cost less than a penny. The idea is to scatter this dust on the battlefield and be able to sense chemical weapons, or to put it in kitchen cabinets to see if you smell any carbon monoxide and then it will alert your PC if it is sensed.


Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

Possible Futures

New 'self-healing' gel makes electronics more flexible November 25th, 2015

Nanocarriers may carry new hope for brain cancer therapy: Berkeley Lab researchers develop nanoparticles that can carry therapeutics across the brain blood barrier November 22nd, 2015

Quantum Spin Could Create Unstoppable, One-Dimensional Electron Waves: New theory points the way forward to transform atom-thin materials into powerful conductors November 18th, 2015

Pioneering research boosts graphene revolution November 17th, 2015

Chip Technology

New 'self-healing' gel makes electronics more flexible November 25th, 2015

Physicists explain the unusual behavior of strongly disordered superconductors: Using a theory they developed previously, the scientists have linked superconducting carrier density with the quantum properties of a substance November 25th, 2015

Nanomagnets: Creating order out of chaos: Dresden physicists engrave nanoscale magnets directly into layer of material November 23rd, 2015

Strange quantum phenomenon achieved at room temperature in semiconductor wafers November 21st, 2015


Nanotech-based sensor developed to measure microRNAs in blood, speed cancer detection November 19th, 2015

A simple, rapid test to help ensure safer meat November 19th, 2015

Plasma Focus Device Applied to Produce Zinc Oxide Nanofilms November 18th, 2015

Researchers design and patent graphene biosensors: The Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology is patenting biosensor chips based on graphene, graphene oxide and carbon nanotubes that will improve the analysis of biochemical reactions and accelerate the development of novel dr November 16th, 2015


UMD & Army researchers discover salty solution to better, safer batteries: Greatest potential uses seen in safety-critical, automotive and grid-storage applications November 21st, 2015

Navy researchers recruit luminescent nanoparticles to image brain function November 19th, 2015

NIST team proves 'spooky action at a distance' is really real November 14th, 2015

Nanopores could take the salt out of seawater November 10th, 2015

Human Interest/Art

Bionic liver micro-organs explain off-target toxicity of acetaminophen (Tylenol): Israeli-German partnership aims to replace animal experiments with advanced liver-on-chip devices August 17th, 2015

Omni Nano and Time Warner Cable Partner to Provide Nanotechnology Education to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Los Angeles: A $10,000 Donation to Benefit Youth of Los Angeles County's Boys & Girls Clubs August 4th, 2015

Kalam: versatility personified August 1st, 2015

Pakistani Students Who Survived Terror Attack to Attend Weeklong “NanoDiscovery Institute” at SUNY Poly CNSE in Albany July 29th, 2015

The latest news from around the world, FREE

  Premium Products
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More

Nanotechnology Now Featured Books


The Hunger Project

Car Brands
Buy website traffic