Five ways nanotechnology is securing (y)our future

Discussion in 'Intelligence & Machines' started by Plazma Inferno!, Mar 23, 2016.

  1. Plazma Inferno! Ding Ding Ding Ding Administrator

    The past 70 years have seen the way we live and work transformed by two tiny inventions. The electronic transistor and the microchip are what make all modern electronics possible, and since their development in the 1940s they’ve been getting smaller. But to keep this progress going we need to be able to create circuits on the extremely small, nanometre scale. The real challenge is using such techniques reliably to manufacture working nanoscale devices. The physical properties of matter, such as its melting point, electrical conductivity and chemical reactivity, become very different at the nanoscale, so shrinking a device can affect its performance. If we can master this technology, however, then we have the opportunity to improve not just electronics but all sorts of areas of modern life.
    This article analyzes how these hidden tools could find its use in various fields, from medicine to engineering and big data, thus making the world a safer place.

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