• Question: How long do you think it will be before nanotech. is everywhere?

    Asked by jonese to Amit, Emily, Joanne, Martin, Paige on 16 Mar 2012.
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      Emily Bullen answered on 16 Mar 2012:

      I don’t know much about nanotechnology, some of the other engineers will be better to answer this than me. ๐Ÿ™‚ But I reckon not that long. There are probably loads of applications already in our every day lives that we donโ€™t know about.

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      Joanne Davies answered on 16 Mar 2012:

      Nanotech is becoming huge, so I don’t think it’s going to be very long.
      Already we are talking about nanorobots replacing medical devices.

      Personally I can’t wait to get my hands on some nanochocolate. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      Martin Wallace answered on 16 Mar 2012:

      I think there is a lot more nano technology around than you realise, And even when there is more around, we still won’t even realise it. That’s the thing when something is soooo smaaaallll…

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      Amit Pujari answered on 16 Mar 2012:

      Hi jonese,

      I dont know much about nanotechnology but I gather that it is a next big thing.

      For me, nanolab (lab on a chip) is interesting thing. Where you can test for diesease symptoms on a tiny chip for which you dont have to go to the lab…….so you take lab with you……….

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      Paige Brown answered on 16 Mar 2012:

      Nanotechnology is already everywhere! ๐Ÿ™‚

      Buckyballs, carbon nanostructures, have been found in space. Nano is literally all around us… many of the nanostructures we make for medical and energy purposes are really just mimics and imitations of nanostructures that we find in nature. For example, energy researchers are making better solar panels – solar panels that can absorb more sunlight – by making them with nanostructures that look like the nanostructures in a moth’s eye. These tiny structures prevent light from being ‘reflected’ from the surface, allowing moths to see in the dark and allowing for solar panels to ‘catch’ more sunlight!