Nanotechnology is a broad term that means cover many areas of science, research and technology. It can be described as working with things that are small.
Nantes that are completely controlled by the programmer and can easily be shutoff and flushed out of the body. Of course, the body is not all that nanotechnology is used for that.
Nanotechnology involves understanding the matter of “nano” scale.
Today nanotechnology is still in a formative phase–not unlike the condition of computer science in the 1960s or biotechnology in the 1980s.Yet it is maturing rapidly.
Descriptions of nano tech typically characterize it purely in terms of the minute size of the physical features with which it is concerned–assemblies between the size of an atom and about 100 molecular diameters.
That depiction makes it sound as though nano-tech is merely looking to use infinitely smaller parts than conventional engineering. But at this scale, rearranging the atoms and molecules leads to new properties.
Thus, nanotechnology might better be viewed as the application of quantum theory and other nano-specific phenomena to fundamentally control the properties and behavior of matter.
Types of Nano materials are:
Carbon Nano tubes
Restfullerand Bucky balls
Fine and Ultrafine Particulates in Air
Quantum Dots and Nanocrystals
Titanium Dioxide nanoparticles
Other nano-sized particles
Nanotechnology will play a big role on all of our lives in the very near future in everything ranging from clothes to medicine. Below are a few things that will benefit your life based on the wonderous possibilities of nanotechnology.
Nanotechnology is being used to make surfaces self-cleaning and stay clean for a long time. Nanotech can be found in cosmetics, sunscreens, clothing and many other consumer products today.
Future of Nanotechnology in Medical science:
Nanotechnology will effect the health industry far greater than it will anything else.It may have its biggest impact on the medical industry.
Nanomedicine is promising great things, including great advancements in the treatment of cancer. Imagine swarms of nanobots swimming through your veins, repairing cells or attacking viruses.
Nanotechnology has been discovered that when a special type of nanites are irradiated by shining xrays on them, the nanites will produce their own electrons that can be controlled in order to target specific cancer cells and destroy them without harming much of the surrounding area.
Future of Nanotechnology in security:
Nanotechnology will bring a whole new meaning to the word “security”.Do you have security cameras aimed at your garage but the damn vandals keep spray painting over them? Well now you can have nanocams that are too small for these hoodlums to even know they’re there.
The nanocam could even be programmed to follow movement and alert the police if something gets too close. Nanotechnology will also allow us to make body armor that is a hundred times stronger than steel but light as a feather.It’s amazing what simple, little computers can do.
Future of Nanotechnology in Warfare:
Nanotechnology will definitely be used in warfare.Nuclear facilities are quite dangerous but at least we know who has nuclear weapons. With nanotechnology, countries will be able to wage war against each other without ever letting the enemy know who’s attacking them.
Terrorists will also be able to harness nanites in order to perform some very deadly acts. Nanites will be used for survelliance in ways we’ve never dreamed of. Nanites will not only be able to get into computers and small crevices in rooms, but also within the human body itself.
Future of Nanotechnology in destabilization of the economy:
As nanotechnology comes into being, the economy will quickly hit several major walls. If nanotechnology was suddenly released to the public as a finished project then no one would ever have to buy clothes, medicines, or many other products again because nanotechnology will present no use for such things.
Nanotechnology has been an ongoing project for the last decade or so and it’s almost finished. Nanotechnology must be given to the public in small amounts over time to allow for individuals and companies alike to react to it. If it were to suddenly be sprung on society, the resulting consequences would be devastating.
Future of Nanotechnology in Gadgets:
One of the coolest nanotechnology gadgets that I’ve read into so far would probably have to be this one particular concept for food: I read about a device that would transform food in any way that you can thing of. Apparently it has nanites in the food already and then with a little handheld device you could change how the food behaves.
It’s basically creating “interactive food” instead of the plain, boring food and beverages that we’ve grown accustomed to.
Nanotechnology in Environment:
Nanotechnology has the potential to have a positive effect on the environment. For instance, scientists could program airborne nanorobots to rebuild the thinning ozone layer. Nanorobots could remove contaminants from water sources and clean up oil spills.
Manufacturing materials using the bottom-up method of nanotechnology also creates less pollution than conventional manufacturing processes. Our dependence on non-renewable resources would diminish with nanotechnology. Cutting down trees, mining coal or drilling for oil may no longer be necessary — nanomachines could produce those resources.
Future of Nanotechnology in Making Vaccines:
Nanotechnology will greatly speed up the process of creating vaccines. Take the swine flu vaccines, for example. The reason that it takes so long to come up with a perfect vaccine (even though most vaccines on the market are no where near perfect) is because scientists must be able to take samples of medicines that they think will work and
then mix them with the actual virus to see if it neutralizes the virus in a living subject. All of this is mostly trial and error and can take a long time.
Nanotechnology will be able to make this all go a lot faster because, being so tiny, you could theoretically load thousands of nanites with thousands of different vaccines and inject them into the host all at once and see if any of them work.
Future of Nanotechnology in Cleaning Up Contamination:
Nanotechnology will also be a big help for cleaning up chemical wastes and other types of biological hazards that may spill into a residential area. Nanotechnology will be able to work quickly by scurrying throughout the area (whether that’s on ground, air, water, or in a living subject; or even all at the same time!) and analyzing everything
it comes across to decide whether that object is contaminated or not. In the case of living subjects, nanotechnology will be able to continuously provide the person or animal with oxygen, monitor their vital signs, deliver anti-toxins, and constantly update the health of that body.
How will nanotechnology evolve?
Nanotechnology itself will evolve beyond what we can even imagine right now. Some say that one day, nanotechnology will be able to become self-replicating, in that it collects extremely small particles of metal that are as tiny as dust and engineer that metal into more nanites. The nanites would also be self-sustaining as they might be able to use excess
sugar in the blood stream and use it to power their tiny fuel cells.
Believe it or not, nanotechnology is widely used in some industrial projects and experiments today. There’s a store in the United Kingdom that uses nanotechnology to track its products all the way from the distribution center to the retail store. The trackers are then turned off only when the item is purchased. This prevents the items from being
stolen simply because thiefs know that they can’t get away with stealing it and if they do then the company can track the item and find out exactly where the product and the thief is and alert the authorities of that location. Other types of nanotechnology will become available to the public over the next few years and we should have a wide
array of nanotechnology at our fingertips within the next decade or two. Eventually, nanotechnology will become commonplace and you won’t even think about it.