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."
A glass fiber that brings light to a standstill: By coupling photons to atoms, light in a glass fiber can be slowed down to the speed of an express train; for a short while it can even be brought to a complete stop April 9th, 2015
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
Interviews/Book Reviews/Essays/Reports/Podcasts/Journals/White papers
How to maximize the superconducting critical temperature in a molecular superconductor: International team led by Tohoku University opens new route for discovering high Tc superconductors April 19th, 2015
Engineer improves rechargeable batteries with MoS2 nano 'sandwich' April 18th, 2015
Optical resonance-based biosensors designed for medical applications April 18th, 2015
Nanocomposites Play Effective Role in Production of Smart Fibers April 18th, 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
To Conserve London's 300-Year-Old Masterpiece, Nanotech & Drones April 12th, 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