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  • 1. Nanotechnology Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow March 21, 2008
  • 2. What Nanotechnology Is…
    • “ Nanotechnology is the engineering of functional systems at the molecular scale .”–
    • (What is Nanotechnology?)
    • “ To begin, "nano" is actually a prefix that comes from the Greek word for dwarf.”– (Cook)
    • 1/1,000,000,000 of a meter
    • is the size of a nanometer
    Think about the size of a nanometer for a second…
  • 3.  
  • 4. Nanotechnology Information…
    • Funding for Nanotechnology research has increased, as well as papers published
    • “ Interest in clean water research is flowing. And much of it is focused on nanotechnology, which many believe will be a major contributor to new industrial and public water purification systems.” – (NNI)
  • 5. The History…
    • On December 29, 1959, Richard Feynman was the first scientist to suggest machines at an atomic level.
    Richard Feynman
  • 6. The History…
    • Eric Drexler, in 1981, published the article, “Molecular engineering: An approach to the development of general capabilities for molecular manipulation” – (Kelty)
    • He also published his first book, Engines of Creation, in 1986
    • “ In 1988 he taught the first formal course on nanotechnology while a visiting scholar at Stanford University” – (IEEE)
    • Created term “Nanotechnology
    Eric Drexler
  • 7. Current Uses…
    • “ Apollo makes real diamonds using nanotechnology.” – (Maney)
    • Sunscreens
    • Drugs
    • “ A study by Lux Research found that 3,800 nanotech patents have been issued so far, and 1,777 more are pending.” – (Maney)
  • 8. Current Uses…
    • A plastic nanocomposite is being used for “step assists” in the GM Safari and Astro Vans
    • Nanocrystals have been shown to be from 100 % to 300% harder than the same materials in bulk form
    • Used in antibacterial socks
    • Toothpaste also contains nanotechnology
  • 9. Future Uses…
      • “ Researchers also are working toward engineered nanomaterials for use as artificial tissues that will replace diseased kidneys and livers, and even repair nerve damage.” – (McCarter)
      • More questions than ideas at this point in the game
      • Nanotechnology is still a new discovery
  • 10.  
  • 11. What Now…
    • The possibilities are probably endless
    • Great caution needs to be taken when dealing with altering the human contents
    • Could have great results if handled properly
    • Need to keep an open mind
  • 12. Works Cited
    • &quot;Benefits of Nanotech.&quot; Nanotech Facts . 2008. National Nanotechnology Initiative. 22 Mar 2008 <http://www.nano.gov/html/facts/benefits.html>.
    • Cook, Kathleen. &quot;The Beginning.&quot; Discover NANO . 2005. Northwestern University. 22 Mar 2008 <http://www.discovernano.northwestern.edu/whatis/index_html/beginning_html>.
    • Feynman, Richard. &quot;There's Plenty of Room at the Bottom.&quot; Advancing Beneficial Nanotechnology . 2008. Foresight Nanotech Institute. 22 Mar 2008 <http://www.zyvex.com/nanotech/feynman.html>.
    • Kelty, Christopher. &quot;The Early History of Nanotechnology.&quot; CONNEXIONS . 06 May 2007. CONNEXIONS. 22 Mar 2008 <http://cnx.org/content/m14504/latest/>.
    • Maney, Kevin. &quot;Nanotechnology's Everywhere.&quot; USA Today.com . 2008. USA Today. 22 Mar 2008 <http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/technology/maney/2005-05-31-nanotech_x.htm>.
  • 13. Works Cited
    • McCarter, Sharon. &quot;New report explores nanotechnology's future.&quot; Eurek Alert . 23 Apr 2007. Eurek Alert. 22 Mar 2008 <http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2007-04/poen-nre041607.php>.
    • &quot;What is Nanotechnology?.&quot; Center for Responsible Nanotechnology . 2008. CRN. 22 Mar 2008 <http://www.crnano.org/whatis.htm>.
    • &quot;What is Nanotechnology?.&quot; Nanotechnology . 2008. IOP: Electronic Journals. 22 Mar 2008 <http://www.iop.org/EJ/abstract/0957-4484/14/1/001>.
  • 14. Works Cited
    • Pictures
    • http://cnx.org/content/m14504/latest/
    • http://www.nano.gov/html/facts/The_scale_of_things.html
    • www.cryonicssociety.org
    • www.cnx.org
    • http://www.smalltimes.com/images/large/news/st_nanotexchart.jpg
    • http://www.nature.com/nnano/marketing/nanofacts.html
    • http://www.tc.umn.edu/~bull0035/nanowebsite/images/hong-feynman-sm.jpg
    • www.dbddiamonds.com
    • http://www.smh.com.au/ffxMedia/urlmedia_id_1068674381518_/media/2003/11/14/Variables.type/nanograph.jpg

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