Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors


Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


DHgate

Home > News > What's the next big thing?

December 14th, 2009

What's the next big thing?

Abstract:
After two decades nanotechnology, the science of engineering materials on the nanoscale for powerful applications, is finally emerging from laboratories into the marketplace.

According to the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies, there are now more than 1,000 products on the market that have some sort of nanomaterial in them.

"Nano has made it into the marketplace, but we've got a ways to go before we get the really, truly revolutionary stuff that everyone's been hyping for a long time," said Wade Adams, director of Rice University's Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology.

Those really, really big projects include items such as space elevators and submarinelike nanobots that would swim in the body's bloodstream and heal disease.

"But they've moved from the realm of impossible to truly hard engineering projects," Adams said.

Nanotechnology still should make a meaningful impact on medicine during the next five to 10 years. Adams noted that a cancer therapy called nanoshells, developed by Jennifer West and Naomi Halas, has moved into Phase II clinical trials.

And the field of disease diagnosis is also progressing rapidly. Adams said within a few years he expects to see a tiny chip that can use a bit of saliva to diagnose, within minutes, whether a person with chest pains is having a heart attack or rule it out.

Similar nano-enabled microchip technology might be able to detect various cancers from saliva, as well as a host of other diseases. Such tests could save time and countless health care dollars.

Source:
chron.com

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Superheroes are real: Ultrasensitive nonlinear metamaterials for data transfer June 25th, 2016

Russian physicists create a high-precision 'quantum ruler': Physicists have devised a method for creating a special quantum entangled state June 25th, 2016

Nanoscientists develop the 'ultimate discovery tool': Rapid discovery power is similar to what gene chips offer biology June 25th, 2016

Ultrathin, flat lens resolves chirality and color: Multifunctional lens could replace bulky, expensive machines June 25th, 2016

Possible Futures

Superheroes are real: Ultrasensitive nonlinear metamaterials for data transfer June 25th, 2016

Russian physicists create a high-precision 'quantum ruler': Physicists have devised a method for creating a special quantum entangled state June 25th, 2016

Nanoscientists develop the 'ultimate discovery tool': Rapid discovery power is similar to what gene chips offer biology June 25th, 2016

Nanotechnology and math deliver two-in-one punch for cancer therapy resistance June 24th, 2016

Nanomedicine

Nanoscientists develop the 'ultimate discovery tool': Rapid discovery power is similar to what gene chips offer biology June 25th, 2016

Nanotechnology and math deliver two-in-one punch for cancer therapy resistance June 24th, 2016

Self-assembling icosahedral protein designed: Self-assembling icosahedral protein designed June 22nd, 2016

Stealth nanocapsules kill Chagas parasites in mouse models June 22nd, 2016

Sensors

Researchers discover new chemical sensing technique: Technique allows sharper detail -- and more information -- with near infrared light June 24th, 2016

Artificial synapse rivals biological ones in energy consumption June 21st, 2016

A new form of hybrid photodetectors with quantum dots and graphene June 19th, 2016

Drum beats from a one atom thick graphite membrane June 15th, 2016

Nanobiotechnology

Nanotechnology and math deliver two-in-one punch for cancer therapy resistance June 24th, 2016

Tailored DNA shifts electrons into the 'fast lane': DNA nanowire improved by altering sequences June 22nd, 2016

Self-assembling icosahedral protein designed: Self-assembling icosahedral protein designed June 22nd, 2016

Stealth nanocapsules kill Chagas parasites in mouse models June 22nd, 2016

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




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











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







Car Brands
Buy website traffic