Special Edition: Our Five Senses Part I - Smell & Vision
| ||- The Bionic Nose: Learn about how scientists are making electronic devices to detect smell!|
| ||- The Nose Knows: How does your nose detect stinky molecules?|
| ||- How Eyeballs Work: How does the human eye see?|
| ||- Icky Stinky Feet: What makes your feet smelly? And, how can nanotechnology help you get rid of it?|
| ||- What is a Pixel?: Learn about what pixels are, and how they are useful in cameras, electronics, and even your eye! |
Special Edition: Too Small To See - Zoom Into Nanotechnology!
Swing Your Racket...
Like Vitas Gerulaitas, the world famous tennis pro. All you need is a little help from carbon nanotubes!
Can nanotechnology help to protect soldiers in combat? Maybe some day.
Tiny Muscle MachinesYou move the mouse on your computer and click on a link, but how did your finger move the mouse in the first place?
Special Edition: FIRST LEGO League 2006 Competition Missions
| ||- Atomic Force Microscopy: The atomic force microscope can create images of really small things by "feeling" with a nanosized tip|
| ||- Atom Manipulation: Scientists can move single atoms from one point to another with nanometer precision.|
| ||- Stain Resistant Fabric: New materials that repel water and self-clean are being used in everyday items|
| ||- Molecular Motors: Molecules that move or spin a certain way can be used to do amazing things at the nano-scale.|
| ||- Carbon Nanotubes: Carbon nanotubes may look like nano-sized chicken wire, but they are 100 times stronger than steel!|
| ||- Self Assembly: Some atoms and molecules can arrange themselves into useful and interesting patterns.|
| ||- Smart Medicine: Using nanotechnology, we can create tuny vehicles that can deliver medicine to the exact area where it is needed.|
| ||- The Sense of Smell: When you smell pizza or rotten eggs, it is actually molecules bombarding the sensors in your nose.|
| ||- Space Elevator: Perhaps one day we will be able to send people into outerspace in an elevator made of carbon nanotubes.|
Nanotechnology and Cancer
Cancer is a very complicated disease. Can nanotechnology help? Sure.
What's So Smart About Your Pants?
In the past couple of years there has been a lot of talk about nanotechnology and stain resistant pants. Yes they exist, a real product of nanotechnology.
How can nanotechnology help repel water? In nature, and even on your car windshield!
Buckyballs - Nano Soccer
Buckyballs are tiny molecules that look like soccer balls, but 10 septillion times smaller!
This is a process called 'self-assembly'
What is nanotechnology?
Nanotechnology is about really, really small things. Things that are too small to see. So small a thousand of them could fit across a hair.
What is a nanometer?
A nanometer is one-billionth (that is 1,000,000,000) of a meter. So a hair is 100,000 nanometers across. That's really small.
The World's most powerful microscope
The world’s most powerful microscopes don’t see things with light or even electrons.
What are nanobots?
From a search on the internet A nanobot is defined as a nanotechnological robot nanomachine, also called a nanite, which is a mechanical or electromechanical device whose dimensions are measured in nanometers (millionths of a millimeter, or units of 10-9 meter.
So you see on the Internet little robot things that swim around your blood and kill germs……where can I get some?
Some scientists are currently thinking about a space elevator. Would you ride one up into space?
The world's tiniest switch
To make computers faster and faster, scientists and engineers have had to make the transistors smaller and small.
Little tubes of carbon
Carbon nanotubes look like chicken wire, hexagons (six-sided) made of carbon atom. They are interesting because they do cool things.
You might think from reading Nanooze that nanotechnolgy is something that was just invented. Not really.
Tiny Cages for Light
Nanotechnology is being used to create very tiny particles that have great fluorescent properties.
Making Stuff Out of Atoms
Everything is made of atoms. So to make anything you need to start off with atoms. Usually a lot of atoms..