Monday, October 08, 2007

Nano Future

Nano comes from nanometre, a unit of measure equal to a billionth of a metre, or about the size of a single molecule. The thickness of a human hair, for example, measures about 50,000 nanometres.

by Joe Lertola

The dictionary defines nanotechnology as ''the art of manipulating materials on an atomic or molecular scale, especially to build microscopic devices.'' For more research projects and to see the movement of nanotechnology from discovery(=laboratory) to market, visit inspiring CNST (The National Institute of Standards and Technology's Center).

Nano bouquet-by Ghim Wei Ho

Nanoscience and nanotechnology are sectors of Science & Technology that on the last years have proven clearly that have potential for an extremely contribute to the sustained development of the life science, and consequently a profound influence across all sectors of the economy. Both are the wide fields of science and technology that witness a huge growth in global R&D and their enormous potential is becoming increasingly recognized.

Nanotechnology-by Murray Robertson

Future science fields such as Nanotechnology, Molecular Nanotechnology, MicroElectroMechanical Systems, Nanobiotechnology,
Nanobisensors, Nanobiopharmaceuticals, Nanodiagnostics, Nanomedicine, Carbon nanotubes, Nanoparticles for imaging, NanoElectroMechanical Systems, Nanotechnology for Biodefense... just to mention a few, that highly contribute to the present and future development of life science.

Apparently nano is not just a new technology, but also the latest buzzword for marketing all sorts of goods and services. To my thinking, it is into more investment and a better chance in the market place.

So we should get ready for cars, chips, and golf balls made with new materials engineered down to the level of individual atoms. I highly recommend reading the entire article about The Business of Nanotech. I believe it's time for serious change. It may seem strange but it's the future of nanotechnology. The physical world will be changed by this revolution.

Le marketing de demain aujourd'hui!

Nanotechonology offers fantastic benefits -but it's controversial. How should companies producing or integrating it approach marketing? Take a few minutes to read the entire piece here, as I just did that:)

From sunscreens to laptop computers to stain-resistant clothing, nanotechnology is gaining ground in the consumer products marketplace. For the public to learn about the kinds of nano-based products available to the consumer or how this technology is immediately impacting the economy, some companies are set to launch only publicly available, and a searchable inventory of nanotechnology-based consumer products. Read this stunning project on emerging Nanotechnologies at the Woodrow Wilson International Center.

Product improvements, cost reductions and innovative product ideas by means of applying nanotechnology... all meet at Europe's largest Nano-Event 2007, do circle your calendar for the Nano+Material Week Frankfurt if you wonder what can nanotechnology do for your business.

The National Science Foundation estimates that by 2015 nanotechnology will have a $1 trillion impact on the global economy. It can be summarized briefly that nanotechnology is ''Innovation for a Better World''

''The future is not a roulette wheel that we sit back and watch as worried spectators. It's a matter of work. We should see the risks, see the possibilities, and do what we can make sure that future outcomes are the ones that we desire.'' by Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Earth Institute-Colombia University


  1. Thank you for the informations, Nihal.The micro-world is quite near to me as I work with the microscope in the lab but, the new perspective of nanotechnology is very interesting indeed. In a sentimental register, I remember now, my childhood, when I discovered ,frightened, the infinity of the microcosm. After so many years, I admire, thanks to you, the Nano bouquet-by Ghim Wei Ho.:-)
    XX, Sma

  2. Amazing photos there! Thanks for your generous comments.

  3. @ Joy: Nice to see you here:) Your Norwegian journal makes me impatient about discovering its beauty in reality;)

    @ Smaranda: You're right, that laboratory is the correct address where we can find a number of scientific images. You know, I am specialized in materials science at the Univ., and very familiar with these kinda researches. Do you know composites? The nano bouquet taken with a scanning electron microscope by GWH is a 3-dimensional Si composite nanostructure. Apart from its beauty as three-dimensional structure, detailed characterisation reveals a complex mixture of amorphous and crystalline material. If you're interested in learning more, visit here:

  4. Thank you very much Nihal. I must to say that I know composites only as a family of plants, You know I'm biologist. These informations are very interesting and I'll read them with attention.
    The photos , on the other hand are wonderful from an artistically point of view (now the amateur painter speaks :))
    Hugs, Sma