Miniaturisation and Nanotechnologies
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Technologies the size of a grain of sand, or smaller? Their potential uses, and how awesome they could be.
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Stretchable Electronics

No longer needing to be connected by a cord to an electrical outlet, the stretchable electronic devices now could be used anywhere, including inside the human body. The implantable electronics could monitor anything from brain waves to heart activity, succeeding where flat, rigid batteries would fail.

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Article includes a demonstrational video.

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Electronic Telepathy and Telekinesis?

Electronic Telepathy and Telekinesis? | Miniaturisation and Nanotechnologies | Scoop.it

Temporary electronic tattoos could soon help people fly drones with only thought and talk seemingly telepathically without speech over smartphones, researchers say. 

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Non-invasive brain implants. People with speech disabilities could transmit their thoughts directly to other people (or perhaps an electronic device). Deaf people could also use this as a more accurate alternative to hearing aides, having the sound waves converted and transmitted directly into their brain.

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Renewable energy: Nanotubes to channel osmotic power

The salinity difference between fresh water and salt water could be a source of renewable energy. However, power yields from existing techniques are not high enough to make them viable. A solution to this problem may now have been found.
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The true meaning of water generated electricity.

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Nanotechnology's Revolutionary Next Phase

Nanotechnology's Revolutionary Next Phase | Miniaturisation and Nanotechnologies | Scoop.it

The term “nanotechnology” has been bandied about so much over the last few decades that even the researcher who popularized the term is the first to point out that it’s lost its original meaning: the manipulation of matter on atomic and molecular scales.

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Photo is of a carbon nanotube. (2 page article)

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Red Silver, Green Gold? New Nanotechnology ‘Says’ Yes

Red Silver, Green Gold? New Nanotechnology ‘Says’ Yes | Miniaturisation and Nanotechnologies | Scoop.it

British scientists have found a way of changing the color of metals including gold, silver and aluminium without having to coat or chemically treat them.

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Modifying wavelengths of materials to change the spectrum of colour that it reflects, affecting our perception of the object's colour. Adapt this to non-metallic materials and use it with money and bam! Criminals are sure going to have fun trying to counterfeit that. (Link to the original paper in article)

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How Nanotechnology Can Enhance Medicine

Nanoscience is widely accepted as the future of biomedical practices and the research done in the past few years have proven this assumption beyond any doubt.

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Got a cancer patient? Nuts to chemotherapy, send the meds straight to his cells galloping on the back of a miniature robot horse and let him keep that ridiculous hair-do. Need multiple medications? Avoid conflicts and side-effects by administering them directly to the required areas rather than to his system as a whole. (2 page article)

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Storing data in individual molecules: Molecular memory

Storing data in individual molecules: Molecular memory | Miniaturisation and Nanotechnologies | Scoop.it

An experimental technology called molecular memory, which would store data in individual molecules, promises another 1,000-fold increase in storage density.

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Fuse Nerves With Robot Limbs, Make Prosthetics Feel Real

Fuse Nerves With Robot Limbs, Make Prosthetics Feel Real | Miniaturisation and Nanotechnologies | Scoop.it

Controlling robotic limbs with your brain is just step one. The Pentagon eventually wants artificial arms and legs to feel and perform just the same as naturally grown ones. Which means step two is hooking up those prosthetics directly into severed nerves. That'll allow the wearer to detect subtle sensations, respond to the brain's neural signals, move with unprecedented agility, and "incorporate the limb into the sense-of-self."

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Take this one step further and we can have artificial eyes and ears that actually work; providing a possible treatment for blindness and deafness.

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Creating Indestructible Self-Healing Circuits

Creating Indestructible Self-Healing Circuits | Miniaturisation and Nanotechnologies | Scoop.it
Imagine that the chips in your smart phone or computer could repair and defend themselves on the fly, recovering in microseconds from problems ranging from less-than-ideal battery power to total transistor failure.
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Drop your phone? Don't worry! Just give it a minute to repair itself (no more $200 screen repairs). And batteries that recharge themselves, allowing them to last for years without having to be plugged in. Adapt this to organic matter and we could use it to quickly and easily repair normally fatal wounds such as a punctured lung.

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Nanotechnology wonder material (no, it's not graphene) to tackle environmental challenges

Nanotechnology wonder material (no, it's not graphene) to tackle environmental challenges | Miniaturisation and Nanotechnologies | Scoop.it

A new wonder material, dubbed the Multi-use Titanium Dioxide (TiO2), can generate hydrogen, produce clean water and even create energy.

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The Future of Computers

With much progress being made in nanotechnology, the future of computers has two directions: nanotechnology and cells. But how is nanotechnology made? What benefits can it provide us? Prepare to be amazed as this technology continues to be developed.

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Atom modification, self-replication and cellular reparation. They sound awesome even if you don't know what they mean.

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Wearable Electronic Sensors Can Now Be Printed Directly on the Skin

Wearable Electronic Sensors Can Now Be Printed Directly on the Skin | Miniaturisation and Nanotechnologies | Scoop.it
New electronic tattoos could help monitor health during normal daily activities.
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No more need to scan your GO card every time you get on and off the bus; its part of your skin. 

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