Nanomaterials from the Nanofactory

Post by iSiZ

Nanotechnology, also called nanotech, refers to the construction of materials from the bottom up, using techniques and tools being developed today to make complete, high performance products.

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Nanotech is a technology that manipulates atoms and molecules for fabrication on macroscale products. The world of the very small! Watch how a nanofactory may look like in this animation.

 

Nanotechnology may be able to create many new materials and devices in medicine, electronics, biomaterials and energy production. However scepticists, as always is the case of new technologies, worry about the environmental impact of nanomaterials and their potential effects on global economics, as well as doomsday scenarios.

I’m not so much a scepticist. I can’t wait until I get hold of my first nanoelectronic videocamera or quantum computer. It will open up so much more creative production possibilities. I just hope I don’t get lost in the endless possibilities that a quantum computer will probably show me.

Watch this 10 minute short documentary explaining nanotechnology. Paul Alivisators, the director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, explains us: ‘These advances are key to achieving health and achieving sustainable energy technology. The big issues of our world today. I think every member of the public has an obligation to learn a little bit about these things so they can participate in that debate in a meaningful way.”

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