You have in all probability heard about nanotechnology, but perhaps have little or no idea as to what it’s about and how it relates to you. Nanotechnology makes life easier for all of us; it’s not just the stuff of science fiction. Essentially, nanotechnology is the science of working with matter on an atomic scale.
The practical side of nanotechnology
As an example, Science Daily ran a feature story about scientists designing a method to use nanotechnology to reduce the amount of friction in car engines and machines. If this technology becomes common, it can help extend the lives of machines and engines and enable them to operate more proficiently. According to the Science Daily story, a team of scientists created tiny polymer particles that were dispersed in automobile engine base oils. When tested under conditions that simulated those found in car engines, these tiny particles were found to have a phenomenal capacity to reduce friction.
More efficient motors
The story reported that even when these particles were dispersed at a low concentration, they boasted more effective friction-reducing abilities than the friction reducing additives used by lots of industries today. The scientists discovered that these particles, measuring just nanometers in size, made it possible to reduce friction by 55 percent more than additives currently can. We can expect more discoveries such as this down the road. The field of nanotechnology continues to grow. It’s growing so quickly, in fact, that the United States recently launched a national strategy for ensuring that environmental, health, and safety research needs are identified and addressed in the field.
The emerging world of nanotechnology
Next time you think of nanotechnology think about your car’s engine. In the future nanotechnology might be responsible for helping you save lots of money due to your engine using less gas.
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