You have in all probability heard of nanotechnology, but perhaps have little or no idea as to what it’s about and how it relates to you. Nanotechnology can make life easier for all of us; it’s not merely the stuff of science fiction. Basically, nanotechnology is the science of working with matter on an atomic scale.
The practical side of nanotechnology
As an illustration, Science Daily ran a feature story about scientists creating a way to use nanotechnology to reduce the amount of friction in car engines and machines. If this technology becomes widespread, it may help extend the lives of machines and engines and enable them to operate more effectively. Based on the Science Daily story, a team of scientists created tiny polymer particles that were distributed in automobile engine base oils. When tested under conditions that simulated those found in car engines, these tiny particles were found to have an extraordinary ability to reduce friction.
More efficient motors
The story noted that even when these particles were dispersed at a low concentration, they boasted more powerful friction-reducing abilities than the friction reducing additives used by lots of industries today. The scientists learned that these particles, measuring just nanometers in size, made it possible to reduce friction by 55 percent more than additives presently can. We can expect more discoveries such as this in the future. The field of nanotechnology is growing. It’s growing so quickly, in fact, that the United States recently released a national strategy for ensuring that environmental, health, and safety research needs are determined and addressed in the field.
The emerging world of nanotechnology
If you think, then, that nanotechnology is only good for Hollywood special effects blockbusters; just take a close look at your car’s engine. Eventually, nanotechnology could leave you with an engine that uses less gas. That, of course, can give you a fatter wallet, and you will be able to thank nanotechnology for this.
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