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Low Cost Infrared Detectors Now Becoming Possible Due To Butterfly Wing Nanostructure

Copying the nanostructure of butterfly wings can make today’s best thermal imagers far less expensive. Nanotechnology aims to duplicate what nature does, and this bio-inspired technology can significantly lower the cost of manufacturing vital gadgets.

GE Global Researchers view nature as inspirational in their recent work involving the development of better thermal imaging. The technique of thermal imaging significantly applies to a wide range of environments and industries. Currently, infrared detectors that are commonly in use are very expensive, but they play crucial roles.

The research by GE Global Researchers published in the journal Nature Photonics was inspired by the designs of iridescence Morpho butterfly scales. This study was about low-thermal-mass resonators. In this study, the experiment involved smearing the scales of the Morpho butterfly consisting of changing colors with single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs).

When the researchers blew the butterfly …

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Nanotech and Robotics: Made for Each Other

Nano-technology is an essential branch of modern science and electronics. The more we learn about the potential of this technology, using different nanoparticles to form new materials and offer advances in home robots, the more usable and interesting it becomes for the everyday person and household.

Nano-technologies in home robots are used for many things like our smaller and faster computers, robotic vacuum cleaner models, smart home hubs, smaller sleeker smartphones with more features, and better photo cameras.

It is so perfectly intertwined in the modern world that users are unaware of its true reach.

It has countless military and medical applications that revolutionize surgery and warfare. Nano-technology isn’t all about high-end developments in military and medical applications. Many of the best inventions and applications are in more accessible technology.

Thin, strong layers of materials can enhance the durability of …

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