Home > News > Microsatellites 'pose global threat'
July 19th, 2007
Microsatellites 'pose global threat'
A satellite, no bigger that a domestic fridge, blasts into orbit from a secret military launch site.
Controlled from the ground, it stealthily moves towards the satellite of a rogue enemy country. Suddenly it explodes, destroying the second satellite and shutting down the communication capability of the country instantly.
It may sound like the beginning of a James Bond film, but scientists in the US have warned about the potential misuse of satellite technology.
Dr Köhler explains that miniaturisation of satellites has been possible thanks to the results reached by nanotechnology research, especially over the last two decades.
Unzipped nanotubes unlock potential for batteries: Rice University lab combines graphene nanoribbons with tin oxide for improved anodes June 13th, 2013
Polymer structures serve as 'nanoreactors' for nanocrystals with uniform sizes, shapes: Tiny chemistry June 11th, 2013
2-D electronics take a step forward: Rice, Oak Ridge labs make semiconducting films for atom-thick circuits June 10th, 2013
Noble way to low-cost fuel cells, halogenated graphene may replace expensive platinum June 6th, 2013
'Popcorn' particle pathways promise better lithium-ion batteries June 11th, 2013
Space Solar Power: Key to a Livable Planet Earth June 10th, 2013
Researchers enlist Cameca Nanosims Microprobe to determine origins of lunar water: Microprobes's results indicate water on Earth and Moon has similar origin June 4th, 2013
National Space Society Report On Annual Conference June 3rd, 2013
Yes, nanoscience can enhance humans – but ethical guidelines must be agreed: People 'enhanced' into spider-climbing individuals with hugely projected breasts and Einstein-brains… Where will it stop? June 5th, 2013
Heinrich Rohrer dies at 79; a father of nanotechnology: With IBM colleague Gerd Binnig, Rohrer invented the scanning tunneling microscope, which can show individual atoms on a surface and move them around May 23rd, 2013
Oh, Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree: A nano end for Christmas tree needles January 2nd, 2013
INIC Inks MoU to Apply Nanotechnology in Iran's Carpet Industry December 18th, 2012