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Scientists Construct Nanotechnology Robots

If you think robots are cool, you’ll be interested to hear that nanotechnology researchers are developing cell-sized nano-robots that have a propulsion system, sensors, manipulators, and possibly even [more…]

Create Nano-Sized Features on Computer Chips Using Nanolithography

The semiconductor industry has been in the nanotechnology business for years. They use tools and processes to etch nano-sized patterns on silicon wafers coated with a material called photoresist. Those [more…]

The Applications of Nanosensors

Much of the potential of nanotechnology is well into the future and sound a little Trekkie, but not in the case of sensors. In fact, manufacturers are currently using nanomaterials to build sensors in [more…]

Nanotechnology Integrates Mechanical and Electrical Components with NEMS

NEMS, or nanoelectromechanical systems, are devices that integrate nanoscale mechanical and electrical components into a single component. NEMS are built on semiconductor chips using integrated circuit [more…]

Better Insulated Windows through Nanotechnology

The construction industry has much to gain from nanotechnology and so does your pocketbook. Two companies have joined to produce a window with an R-value similar to an insulated wall. [more…]

Nanotechnology Creates Thinner Walls that Hold in Heat

Aerogels using nanotechnology have applications in construction, where they can be used to insulate buildings. For example, Aspen Aerogel says that 1 inch of their Spaceloft insulation will give an R-value [more…]

Nanotech Research to Make Solar Cells Inexpensive

Various companies are using nanotechnology to develop low-cost solar cells by replacing the expensive semiconductor crystalline starting materials with less expensive materials such as semiconductor nanoparticles [more…]

Protect the Exterior of Your House with Nano-coatings

Nanotechnology is already making products better in the construction and home improvement market. One of the areas where nanotechnology has made tremendous impanct is in protective coatings for wood, stone [more…]

Keep Walls Sterile with Nano-coatings

Nanotechnology can be used to help break down bacteria on surfaces such as building walls, because certain nanoparticles can act as photocatalysts, using energy from sunlight to cause reactions between [more…]

Tile Floors Using a Nanoleveling Compound

Nanotechnology is making all kinds of improvements in construction and home improvement products. One of the most notable is a new product that reduces the need for backer board when tiling a floor. [more…]

Clean Up with Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology is already being used in various cleaning products to make your life easier and have less environmental impact.

Companies are looking into using nanoparticles in soap that make it work better [more…]

Nanotechnology to Power Your Car

The automotive industry is hot on the tail of nanotechnology. Nano will help automotive manufacturers power vehicles more cost effectively, while lessening the environmental impact. [more…]

Nanotechnology Makes Cars Shinier, Safer, More Fuel Efficient

Nanotechnology will help automotive manufacturers make the paint last longer, decrease the rust factor, make windows easier to clean, make stronger tires, and make bodies lighter weight and thus, more [more…]

Sleeker Sporting Goods through Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology and sporting goods are a logical match when you consider that nano can make things lighter, bouncier, stronger, or more flexible. From tennis to skiing, nanotechnology is a player. [more…]

Nanotechnology Makes Fabric Water and Stain Resistant

Manufacturers are using a few nanotechnology methods for making clothing water and stain resistant. Two companies turn to the lotus leaf for inspiration, while another takes its cue from peaches. Both [more…]

Fabric that Produces or Stores Electricity

Due to the science of nanotechnology, the possibility of creating fabric that produces energy, along with the potential for fabric to store energy, has become a reality. The products already being produced [more…]

Nano-weight Clothing That Keeps You Warmer

Nanotechnology research has produced a material used in a number of insulating applications. The material, known as aerogel, can be used in the walls of your house to keep your home warm or in the fibers [more…]

Clothing Nanomaterials that Counteract Odors

Thanks to modern science and nanotechnology, you may soon be able to smell like a rose even when running in your tracksuit or doing yard work on a hot August day. [more…]

Use Nanotechnology to Make Fabric Act Like Skin

When you talk about skin-tight clothing, you’re using an apt metaphor. But when nanotechnology research scientists talk about it, they are developing new products. They want to create a fabric in which [more…]

Nanotechnology in the Food Industry

Most major food companies are not performing or funding nanotechnology research into improving food. There are some very logical applications of nanotechnology to food science, but regulatory and market [more…]

Nanotechnology in Food Packaging

The use of nanomaterials in food packaging is already a reality. For example, bottles made with nanocomposites minimize the leakage of carbon dioxide out of the bottle, increasing the shelf life of carbonated [more…]

Nanotechnology to Sense Food Impurities

Nanotechnology is being used to develop solutions to one of the big challenges in food science — detecting the kind of impurities that can spread contagions such as salmonella. [more…]

Food Characteristics Changed by Nanomaterials

Nanoparticles are being used to deliver vitamins or other nutrients in food and beverages without affecting their taste or appearance. These nanoparticles encapsulate the nutrients and carry them through [more…]

Nanotechnology to Grow Food

Nanotechnology research in the agriculture industry is leading to interesting developments in the use of pesticides and the application of fertilizers. These developments may reduce the use of pesticides [more…]

Nanotechnological Skin Care That Keeps You Young

Eventually, nanotechnology may help us reverse aging at a cellular level. Until that day comes, we’ll have to be content with the ways that nanotechnology is being used in cosmetics to keep our skin more [more…]

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