week 9

I somewhat agree with Jim Gimzewski and Victoria Versa with the idea that the famous saying  ” seeing is believing” does not apply to nanotechnology. Just the name nanotech suggests a small thing already. When we talk about basing our belief in what we see, we most likely expect those things to be in the visible light spectrum. However, it turns out that the things we do not see have great impact on our health and in our entire life. This is when nanotechnology comes i to play.

As it sounds, nanotechnology is the study of the control of matter on atomic and molecular scale. To reiterate, this is really important when trying to study little things that cause us to be the way we are.


ImageThe above are pictures taken from http://nanoengineer-1.com/content/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=36&Itemid=46.  I chose to paste these pictures as references because they portray life in the nano level.

Most of us know how enormously nanotechnology has contributed in the modern life. This is true in all aspects, especially in the scientific field. Because of some help of the  nanotechnology, the police department for instance is able to identify suspects from old crimes.

In the science field the impact of nanotechnology is even greater especially in the engeneering department. In the mdical field nanotechnology is acting as a responding agent to many questions. For instance,

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/07/09/BUGPUQSED01.DTL reports that with the hope of nanotechnology, sooner or later drugs with no side effect at all will be made by enhancing the precision of a drug. This  problem that has been a nightmare for decades but finally about to be solved, just like problems of syphilisis and tuberculosis were resolved.

Computer science is another area where nanotechnology has an impact,still according to http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/07/09/BUGPUQSED01.DTL. It is reported that nanotechnology has allowed the International Business Machines corporations to manufacture some powerful computers,wich they said will not overheat as the actual do. Clearly we can see that nanotechnology is a toolthat multi-task effectively in the benefits of every body. It helps so much that if it was a person it would have gotten all the awards possible on earth.

In the engeneering field, nanotechnology is active as well. It consists of  manipulating different nano sample in order to produce new ones. For instance,  the human genetic engeneering . This is the modification of  the genotype of an individual person, with the aim of  to determine the phenotype of the newborn or to change the existing phenotype of a child or an adult. Here we can see nanotechnology acting as an creating agent. 

To sum up, nanotechnology is a great tool in today’s life. Its application helps direct the world to a completely developed and less impure wolrd by answering most of the impossible questions, such as changing phenotypes, making drugs with no side effect, eventlally nanotechnology will come up with a way to cure cancer and AIDS in the future.

By Fabrice

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