Home > News > Towards a world without waste!
April 5th, 2007
Towards a world without waste!
That, says Lifset, is where nanotechnology plays a role. In this emerging field, which employs just about every kind of scientific and engineering discipline, researchers expect to create products by building them from scratch, atom by atom, molecule by molecule. This bottom-up nanotechnology ushers in the horizon that replaces traditional drilling, sawing, etching, milling and other fabrication methods that create so much waste along the way.
Researchers have made headway toward molecule-size transistors and wires and even batteries thousands of times as small as those that are now in use. These laboratory feats are now producing sugar cube-size computers. Says Lifset: "A lot of the consumer goods and industrial equipment could become dramatically smaller when nanotechnology comes online. That, plus more efficient recovery of the discarded goods, ought to translate into huge reductions in waste."
Nanotechnology in Medical Devices Market is expected to reach $8.5 Billion by 2019 March 25th, 2015
Nanotechnology Enabled Drug Delivery to Influence Future Diagnosis and Treatments of Diseases March 21st, 2015
Nanocomposites Market Growth, Industry Outlook To 2020 by Grand View Research, Inc. March 21st, 2015
Nanotechnology Drug Delivery Market in the US 2012-2016 : Latest Report Available by Radiant Insights, Inc March 16th, 2015
Interviews/Book Reviews/Essays/Reports/Podcasts/Journals/White papers
Chemists make new silicon-based nanomaterials March 27th, 2015
UT Dallas engineers twist nanofibers to create structures tougher than bulletproof vests March 27th, 2015
Novel nanoparticle therapy promotes wound healing March 27th, 2015
Designer's toolkit for dynamic DNA nanomachines: Arm-waving nanorobot signals new flexibility in DNA origami March 27th, 2015
Young NTU Singapore spin-off clinches S$4.3 million joint venture with Chinese commercial giant March 23rd, 2015
New processing technology converts packing peanuts to battery components March 22nd, 2015
EU Funded PCATDES Project has completed its half-period with success March 19th, 2015
Are current water treatment methods sufficient to remove harmful engineered nanoparticle? March 10th, 2015
2015 Nanonics Image Contest January 29th, 2015
OCSiAl supports NanoART Imagery Contest January 23rd, 2015
EnvisioNano: An image contest hosted by the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) January 22nd, 2015
Oxford Instruments Asylum Research Announces AFM Image Contest Winners January 11th, 2015