Contact Us Today! 1-844-237-4300

Central Technology Solutions Blog

Why Nanotechnology is the Next Big Thing

Why Nanotechnology is the Next Big Thing

One of the primary goals of technology development has long been to make technology as small as possible, while simultaneously improving its performance. The result of these efforts is the field of nanotechnology, which is now applied in a variety of uses.

What is Nanotechnology?
If you break up the word nanotechnology, the prefix nano usually indicates “one billionth,” and is derived from the Latin nanus, or “dwarf.” However, as the word “technology” is not a unit of measure, nano indicates that the subject (in this case, technology) is measured on a scale of nanometers. For reference, a strand of DNA is about two nanometers in diameter, and in the time it takes a man to lift a razor to his face to shave, his facial hair will grow about one nanometer. It is now accepted that nanotechnology specifically refers to technology that is sized between one and one hundred nanometers.

Nanotechnology operates on a different version of physics than the world as you experience it does. As a result, vast changes can result based on seemingly unrelated or insignificant stimuli.

Why This Technology Isn’t Everywhere
In 2017, Dr. George Tulevski, a researcher at IBM’s TJ Watson Research Laboratory, delivered a TED Talk on nanotechnology and the challenges it faces. According to Tulevski, nanotechnology has slowed where progress and advancement are concerned since its heyday in the 1980s.

However, Tulevski says that there is a solution to this problem that all scientific indicators point to - the use of carbon nanotubes. As Tulevski puts it, these nanoscopic tubes constructed of carbon could potentially improve computer performance by ten. However, using these tubes to create a computer chip would require the careful arrangement of billions to create a single chip.

The Potential Solution, and Other Applications
Clearly, this is a problem. Yet, by leveraging chemistry, nanoparticles can be arranged into circuits that generate a much better final product.

Of course, while computing is the application that Tulevski is focused on, there are many other technological and practical benefits that nanotechnology can grant us. From improved medicine delivery and improved fuel production to improved electronics and cleaner natural resources, nanotechnology is poised to create some truly impactful advancements in everyday life.

Can you think of any ways that nanotechnology could benefit the systems and solutions we have today? Share your thoughts in the comments, and make sure you subscribe to our blog!

5G Improves Upon What 3G and 4G Established
Tech Term: Cookies


No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Tuesday, September 18 2018
If you'd like to register, please fill in the username, password and name fields.

Captcha Image

Join our mailing list!

  • Company Name *
  • First Name *
  • Last Name *

      Mobile? Grab this Article!

      QR-Code dieser Seite

      Tag Cloud

      Security Tip of the Week Best Practices Cloud Technology Business Computing Privacy Email Malware Hosted Solutions IT Services Productivity Hackers Managed IT Services Internet IT Support Network Security Software Outsourced IT Data Mobile Devices Ransomware Microsoft Business Data Backup Backup Tech Term Computer Innovation Google Internet of Things Data Recovery Hardware Smartphone Cloud Computing Managed Service Provider Business Continuity Small Business Data Management Windows 10 Android Managed IT User Tips Communication Social Media Remote Monitoring Disaster Recovery Paperless Office Facebook Efficiency Browser Encryption VoIP Artificial Intelligence Windows Smartphones BYOD Productivity Save Money Risk Management IT Support Cybersecurity Workplace Tips App Recovery Network Business Management Unified Threat Management Saving Money Upgrade Mobile Device Applications Mobile Device Management Robot Firewall Gmail Phishing Infrastructure Money Office 365 Bring Your Own Device Big Data Data storage Going Green Virtualization Chrome Holiday Government Vendor Management Document Management Password Bandwidth Wi-Fi Hosted Solution Website Compliance Server Apps Telephone Systems SaaS Tip of the week Passwords BDR Content Filtering Storage Computing Automation Data loss Vulnerability Data Security Unified Communications Wireless Collaboration Work/Life Balance Analytics Remote Computing Virtual Reality Windows 10 IT Management Miscellaneous Managed Service Router Regulations Apple Two-factor Authentication Training IT Service Antivirus Project Management Employer-Employee Relationship File Sharing Computers Tablet Customer Relationship Management communications Internet Exlporer Virtual Private Network Blockchain How To Samsung HIPAA Files Network Management Budget Assessment Business Technology Chromebook Server Management Information Technology Mobile Security Flexibility How To Spam YouTube Printing WiFi Healthcare Tech Support Avoiding Downtime Help Desk Outlook Uninterrupted Power Supply Mouse Politics Customer Service Digital Payment Upgrades Administration Google Drive Websites Identity Theft Licensing Twitter Word Education Settings LiFi Business Growth Managed IT Services Redundancy The Internet of Things IT solutions Mobile Computing IoT Information End of Support Health Quick Tips Scam Smart Technology Office Hacker Social VPN Sports Mobility Monitors Microsoft Office Alert Patch Management Wireless Technology Legal Distributed Denial of Service Company Culture Annual Convention Social Engineering USB Hacking Gadgets Alt Codes Printer Alerts Asset Tracking Buisness Servers Data Breach MSP Crowdsourcing Mobile Data Cryptocurrency Comparison Recycling Identity Supercomputer Development Cookies G Suite History Google Calendar Utility Computing Consulting Tracking Hacks Managed IT Service Managing Stress San Diego Google Maps Safety Disaster Trending Users Typing Access Control Cooperation OneNote Taxes Dark Data Personal Information IT Budget Technology Laws Best Practice Proactive Mail Merge Bitcoin Specifications eWaste Private Cloud Permissions Cables Nanotechnology Cabling Notifications VoIP Sponsor Operating System Legislation IT Technicians Managed Services Provider Touchscreen Techology Break Fix Enterprise Content Management Social Networking Black Market SharePoint Staff Employee-Employer Relationship Consultation Lenovo Downtime Writing Emoji Statistics Unified Threat Management Hotspot Remote Monitoring and Management Point of Sale Address Windows 8 Save Time Black Friday Management Roanoke — Central Technology Solutions Fraud Wires Screen Reader Digital Obstacle Identities Cost Management Mirgation E-Commerce Network Congestion Disaster Resistance Dark Web Vulnerabilities Motherboard Sync Search Downloads Connectivity Augmented Reality Remote Workers Telephony Computer Repair Superfish technology services provider Public Cloud Retail Cortana Bluetooth Virtual Desktop Google Wallet User Error Language WPA3 Law Enforcement Physical Security Cyber Monday Enterprise Resource Planning Proactive IT Smart Tech Travel 3D Printing Spyware Course Hard Drives Google Docs Software as a Service Hard Drive Migration Features Botnet Display Humor Data Warehousing Geography Mobile Device Managment Software Tips Processors Shortcut Operations Backups Mobile Technology Assurance Group ’s 18 Automobile Computer Care Drones Maintenance Computing Infrastructure Fleet Tracking Gadget Office Tips Firefox Heating/Cooling IT Consulting Deep Learning Net Neutrality Unsupported Software Virus Solid State Drive Technology Tips Cache Chatbots Electronic Health Records Machine Learning Update Current Events Microsoft Excel High-Speed Internet Modem WannaCry Marketing Multi-Factor Security Star Wars Wearable Technology Monitoring GPS Electronic Medical Records Time Management Networking Administrator CCTV Emergency Meetings CrashOverride Cyberattacks Relocation Webcam Read Only IT Consultant Error Printers Cybercrime Web Server Hard Disk Drive Cameras Regulation Motion Sickness