The Miracle Of Nano Technology

2 decades of fundamental nanoscience research and 15 years of focused research and development have ultimately delivered results that surprising and predictable. Nanotechnology is finally helping in transforming many industrial fields including:
• information technology
• homeland security
• medicine
• transportation
• energy
• food safety
• environmental science
One example of the miracle of nanotechnology is material. The science has given humans the ability to tailor the structure of any substance at a minuscule level. Such tailoring achieves unique properties that turn the material:
• stronger
• lighter
• more durable
• more reactive
• more sieve-like
• better electrical conductors
Technology can be used to incorporate any one of these qualities in an element or a combination of them. These are not the only traits that can be introduced to materials; there are many others.
A real-life application of nanoscale material is the film that is used on computers, cameras, windows, eyeglasses, and other surfaces to turn them:
• Water- Repellent
• Residue-Repellent
• Anti-reflective
• Self-Cleaning
• Resistant to Ultraviolet
• Infrared Light Resistant
• Anti-fog
• Antimicrobial
• Scratch-Resistant
• Electrically Conductive
Films on glass surfaces are just one example of the many everyday products that have been benefiting from nanotechnology. Another is a smart fabric that can monitor heart rate and harvest energy while being washable and extremely durable.

Understanding Microtechnology At A Basic Level

It was Richard Feynman, a Noble Prize winner for physics that first introduced the concept of nanotechnology. He explained the potential of the field in a lecture that he gave in 1959 called Plenty of Room at the Bottom. He presented the address to the American Physical Society. Today, with advancements in the field that defy understanding, most of his theories have been brought to life in varying industries.
In this short write-up, we understand what microtechnology is. It is the process of reducing devices and mechanical procedures in size so as to achieve results that cannot be attained at a macro level. An example of microtechnology that even a layperson will understand is tiny robots that are used to deliver drugs inside a body or repair DNA or restore eyesight. Myriads of such explorations are being done in the field of microtechnology.
To give you reference scale of the size nanotechnology or microtechnology uses, consider this. One nanometre is same as:
• The width of six bonded carbon atoms
• 1/40,000 the width of a human hair
• 0.000000001 m or one billionth of a meter
When seen at such a tiny scale the essential qualities of even everyday materials like gold open up new avenues that can be exploited for our use.