094 90 48200     Get SUPPORT

Aniar IT Services Blog

What is Nanotechnology, and How Can it Be Used?

What is Nanotechnology, and How Can it Be Used?

Technology is seemingly being made smaller and smaller. Just think about the size of the computers from the mid ‘90s until now. Sure, you can still buy huge a gaming PC with a four-foot tower with liquid cooling, or one that is a fish tank (complete with fake fish); but, the computer you use the most fits in the palm of your hand.

Nanotechnology is the smallest “technology” yet. At its core, it’s a manipulation of the smallest elements of matter, measured in nanometers. Consider that your fingernails grow at about a rate of a nanometer per second, or that a single molecule of water is about a quarter of a nanometer across, and it will give you an idea just how small a nanometer is. It is quite literally one-billionth of a meter.

That’s really the start. Nanotechnology deals with anything in that arena that measures between 1 and 100 nanometers, and largely consists of the engineering of structures that function inside or alongside nature’s nanomachine, cells.

How Is This Technology?
It really is a true combination of science, engineering, and technology. To answer the question, engineers are currently at work attempting to create smaller, more powerful microprocessors that could be used to adjust the practical uses of every material of the physical world. You could make structures stronger, cure disease, and alter matter at the subatomic level. If that’s not technology, I don’t know what is.

When semiconductor manufacturers create the latest and greatest processors or microprocessors for use in a myriad of devices, they measure their nodes in nanometers. Today, these manufacturers are working on the five nanometer chip--a feat thought impossible by many - until IBM announced they had developed one. If DNA is only two nanometers across, we may only be a short time until machines will fit everywhere.

Why Don’t People Know About It?
Nanotechnology is in its relative infancy. In 2017, Dr. George Tulevski of IBM spoke to the challenges the field faces going forward. His perspective was that nanotechnology development and research actually has slowed since the 1980s. In the same TED Talk, he opined that the use of carbon nanotubes could potentially improve computing tenfold, but the development of this technology is just in its early stages.

Is This Technology a Good Thing?
With people today only having a limited understanding of the technology, there aren’t a lot of trustworthy opinions on the issue. Intellectia even seem hedged about the applications of nanotechnology. On one hand, theoretically it could do more than any other technology to help the human race. On the other, any technology made from wonder, and with benevolent intentions, can also be manufactured for malevolent use. Like with other contemporary technologies such as artificial intelligence, researchers will have to move slowly and not let potential profits influence their release of products involving nanotechnology.

Do you consider nanotechnology to be interesting? Would you like to see how far this rabbit hole goes, or should we as a people leave well enough alone? Leave your thoughts in our comments section below, and return to read more great technology blogs from Aniar IT Services.

These 3 Industries are Being Fundamentally Changed...
Tech Term: Bandwidth


No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Thursday, January 17 2019

Captcha Image

Mobile? Grab this Article!

QR-Code dieser Seite

Tag Cloud

Tip of the Week Security Technology Best Practices Privacy User Tips Google Tech Term Cloud Business Computing Data Backup Data Recovery Microsoft Email Data Hackers Innovation Network Security Hardware Mobile Devices Cloud Computing Smartphone Internet VoIP Communication Malware Browser Workplace Tips Artificial Intelligence Backup Android IT Services Business Windows 10 Managed IT Services Hosted Solutions Network Router IT Support Smartphones Communications Chrome How To Internet of Things Small Business Applications Collaboration Office 365 Business Management BDR Information Cybersecurity Saving Money Outsourced IT Business Continuity Spam Computers Computer Productivity Software Word Windows Cybercrime Efficiency Gadgets Money Vulnerability Miscellaneous Managed Service Data Protection Facebook Mobile Device Management Two-factor Authentication Holiday Settings Data Security Passwords Mobile Device Connectivity Server Ransomware Spam Blocking Microsoft Office CES Google Docs Fraud Encryption Software as a Service Infrastructure Bring Your Own Device Human Resources Law Enforcement Operating System IT Management Website Content Management Telephony Keyboard Scam App VPN Managed IT Password Update BYOD Upgrade Business Intelligence Virtual Assistant Google Drive Blockchain Social Media Automation Botnet Windows 7 Disaster Recovery Save Money IT Plan Paperless Office Managed IT services Remote Monitoring Wi-Fi Redundancy Voice over Internet Protocol OneNote Telephone Systems Identity Theft Virtualization Telephone System Unsupported Software Social Engineering Data Storage Avoiding Downtime Apps Phishing Sports Machine Learning Comparison Access Control Cryptocurrency Display Mobile Computing Evernote Cleaning Recycling Devices Flash Training FENG Value Workforce Cortana Alert Authentication Tip of the week Big Data YouTube Specifications Mouse Safe Mode Security Cameras Cache Smart Office Trending Practices eWaste Thought Leadership HaaS Remote Worker Amazon Networking Shortcuts Bandwidth Windows Server 2008 Solid State Drive Staff Microchip Meetings HBO Windows 10s Wireless Internet Document Management Camera Downtime Charger Hosted Computing Legal Wiring Amazon Web Services Accountants Enterprise Content Management Telecommuting Mobility Screen Mirroring Password Manager Nanotechnology Computer Care Audit Physical Security Employer-Employee Relationship Search Engine Outlook Government Private Cloud HIPAA USB Skype Root Cause Analysis Wireless Charging Inventory Cast Criminal Firewall Travel Password Management Remote Work Social Business Mangement Smart Tech Patch Management MSP Digital Signature Tools Servers Work/Life Balance Bing Frequently Asked Questions Recovery Public Cloud Augmented Reality Electronic Medical Records Wire Start Menu Entertainment Warranty Google Apps NIST Vendor Addiction Sync Multi-Factor Security Unified Threat Management Online Shopping Gmail WiFi File Sharing Computer Fan Credit Cards PDF HVAC Millennials Help Desk Data loss Excel Software Tips The Internet of Things Data Management Printer Hacker Workers CrashOverride Budget Competition Customer Relationship Management Regulation IP Address Managed Service Provider Quick Tips Users Customer Service Company Culture Hiring/Firing Mobile Office Smartwatch Domains Wireless Fun Windows 10 Emergency Managing Stress Public Speaking Printers Presentation Twitter Lithium-ion battery Hard Drives Wireless Technology 5G Search Tech Support Safety IBM Compliance Productivity Marketing