Morpho butterfly iridescent wings

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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3D Printed Nanotech Blood Vessels

The Potential Of University of California’s New 3D Printed Nanotech Blood Vessels

Nanotechnology is rapidly expanding into multiple industries with impressive results. One of the most interesting has to be the medical industry, with surgery and healthcare provision.

Nanotechnology allows developers to create new structures and systems on a microscopic scale to improve options for patients. One area of interest for many researchers is in tissue development.

Bio-engineered tissues help with transplants, surgical procedures, and recovery from injury. Nanotechnology reduces the scale and takes it into new territory. This is what is happening at University of California San Diego, where scientists have new nanotech 3D printed blood vessels.…

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Nanotechnology, Nanomaterials and the Purple Mattress

Nanotechnology: Nanomaterials And The Purple Mattress

The world of science and technology is one that is continuously changing and evolving. Currently, one of the hottest buzzwords in scientific and technological is nano-manufacturing. This is a process through which nanoscale materials are made. Nanoscale, in this case, refers to a length of between 1 and 100 nanometers.

Nanomaterials are usually produced to magnify the unique characteristic of the material in question. Nanomaterials may end up having unique electrical, catalytic, mechanical, thermal or even imaging capabilities. The versatile nature of nanotechnology and nanomaterials make them quite useful in a wide range of industries from the military to medicine and even down to the industrial sectors.…

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Nano Coatings Are Revolutionizing Ordinary Cleaning Tasks

Nanotechnology is slowly taking over the world within a diverse array of industries. These microscopic nano-particles are so broad in their material composition and purpose that the potential applications are countless.

Much of the focus lies within medical care and pharmaceutical work. However, there are also many modern developments related to cleaning products.

Nano Technology Used For Robot Cleaners

Here we will look at some of the different technological advancements in cleaning products, materials, and in robot cleaners, too within the niche of pool cleaning.

How can nano-coatings on pools reduce the need for intense cleaning? Can robotic cleaning devices take advantage of nanotech in cleaning operations? Also, is a self-cleaning pool viable?…

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A 7 Point Introduction to Nanomaterials Used In The World Today

The terms nanotechnology and nanomaterials are popping up more often in the news, in research papers and even on the web. Despite that, there is still a relative lack of awareness regarding nanomaterials.

1. Definition of Nanomaterials

Before understanding the concept of nanomaterials, there is need to understand what the general concept of nanotechnology is all about.

The term ‘nanotechnology’ emerged in 1974. At the time, it was defined as consisting of the processing of separation, consolidation, and deformation of materials by one atom or by one molecule.

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