Tag: Nanotechnology

Nano Supermarket

Nano Product: The Healing Game

Although smart medicines are able to execute various tasks in your body, they often still require human guidance. The Healing Game allows patients to steer their medication by playing a videogame. The game starts with the intake of an intelligent pill full of nano capsules and a substance that makes cancer cells glow.
Control the capsule and go on a “seek and destroy” mission inside your own body. You can even invite your friends and family to help. While gaming is often considered unhealthy, the Healing Game keeps you healthy!

From the NANO Supermarket new collection. Designer: Martijn van den Broeck.

Visit the NANO Supermarket and discover the new line of products:
NANO Supermarket @ Dutch Design Week
Location: 18 Septemberplein in Eindhoven
Dates: 18 – 26 October 2014 – 10:00-18:00

www.nanosupermarket.org

Related post: Nano Product: CloudCrayons

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Humane-Technology

Super Computer Chips

Nowadays computer chips are made of silicon, a great conductive material. Its suitable properties have been extensively employed to design fast processors.
Researchers at MTL (Microsystem Technology Laboratories) developed the smallest transistor ever built from a material other than silicon. They used indium gallium arsenide.

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Biomimicry

Bionic Plants

A group of chemical engineers and biochemists at Massachusetts Institute of Technology released a new study presenting a way to improve the efficiency of plants light harvesting during the photosynthesis.

Embedding carbon nanotubes – microscopic tubes thinner than a human hair able to absorb sunlight and convert it to electron flow – inside the leaves, they were able to augment the amount of light energy captured by the plant.

“Plants have, for a long time, provided us with valuable products like food, biofuels, construction materials and the oxygen we breathe”, explains plant biologist and chemical engineer Juan Pablo Giraldo. “We envisioned them as new hybrid biomaterials for solar energy harnessing, self-repairing materials and chemical detectors of pollutants, pesticides, and fungal and bacterial infections.”
Rebuilding plants into bionic superpowered energy photosynthesizers.

Read more on: Scientific American

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Biopolitics

Electricity From Plants

Imagine you are spending a nice sunny day at the park. Like all good Society of Simulations inhabitants, you want to take a picture of your friends and the amazing picnic you are having, to post it on your social networks. Bummer! The battery of your mobile phone is dead. And of course, there isn’t any electric socket anywhere near. This difficulty soon might be a problem of the past. Dutch technostarter Plant-e designs and develops products that use living plants to generate electricity.

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Augmented-Bodies

Nano-motors in Living Cells

American scientists made a breakthrough with medical nano-bots. Thanks to nanotechnology in the near future it could be possible for people to operate inside their body, fighting disease and monitoring general health.

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Made-to-debate

Jason Silva and the Dawn of Nanotech

Performance philosopher Jason Silva has inaugurated a powerful new series on AOL called The Future Of Us, with new videos weekly. In this series, Silva shares his excitement about recent discoveries and inventions, describing how they’ll help us today but, more importantly, how they’ll impact our near and distant future. One episode, The Dawn of Nanotechnology, gives us a glimpse of a new world of unbounded imagination. We know a thing or two about that!

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Anthropocene

How to Avoid a Global Wine Shortage

A global wine shortage is coming. Rising global consumption is contending with European wine production that has been acutely affected by changing weather patterns. Because wine consumption depends on regional grape varieties that are often climate-specific, poor harvests in Italy and France (the two largest global producers of wine, and among the largest consumers too) will lead to a global wine shortage as the 2012 vintage is released.

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Biomimicry

Electricity Travels Through Spider Web

In future electric cables could be made ??of spider webs. 100% natural electric cables, sounds like an oxymoron, but it’s possible! Researcher at National High Magnetic Field Laboratory of Tallahassee, Florida, found out that spider silk becomes a robust and flexible electricity conductor if coated with carbon nanotubes.

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