Published On: Wed, Dec 19th, 2018

Nanotechnology: Fascinating Theories Slowly Becoming Practical

The field of nanoscience probably brings up images of science fiction stories, from “Doctor Who” to “Star Trek: The Next Generation” to thousands of films and television programs. Why not? It is a fascinating subject, and as such, it is studied by numerous forward-thinking professionals, including those at Bentham Science Publishers. The idea of exploring deep inside living human and animal (and alien) bodies or learning more about the nature of the universe through the quantum realm is infinitely compelling.

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While the possibilities of secrets as yet undiscovered are gripping, the field of nanotechnology is also enthralling because it is highly theoretical. Countless fascinating ideas, from Schrödinger’s famous cat cognitive exercise to quantum tunneling, are based upon the idea of existent, or possibly existent, tiny particles being guided into unexplored realms—and dimensions. However, steady work and research into this intriguing field may yield tangible results with practical applications for the here and now.


Nanorobots are intelligent machines with a general size that is at or smaller t

han micrometer measurements. This is not merely science fiction, however. These tiny mechanisms exist now and are designed to do many different jobs. A variety of industries use nanorobotics.

  •          Manufacturing
  •          Aerospace
  •          Suppliers
  •          Food
  •          Electronics
  •          Biology
  •          Medicine

In fact, nanoscience is offering hope to many, including people fighting for their lives.

Medical Innovations

Nanotechnology can provide accurate, targeted drug distribution for cancer patients, including those with lung cancer and melanoma. The possibility of medical breakthroughs has real relevance for people whose illnesses have progressed beyond the capabilities of current standard technologies. Customized nanoparticles will be able to deliver medicine directly to diseased cells, leaving healthy cells undamaged. Scientists and researchers are still developing this nanoscience field, but it offers richly hopeful opportunities.


Nanotechnology may be able to make electronic equipment lighter and more functionally efficient, with reduced power usage. Interesting research is ongoing in several key areas.

  •          Denser memory chips—Small chips that can hold more memory than is possible now mean device operations could be enhanced without additional weight.
  •          Smaller transistors—Developers are working on integrated circuits with much smaller transistors than current technology allows, with the potential of delivering massive power in a small, hand-held device.
  •          Better display screens—Researchers are seeking ways to use nanoelectronics to reduce the power usage, weight, and thickness of electronic display screens.

New companies as well as older, well-known industry giants such as IBM and Kodak are exploring the many potential benefits and uses of nanotechnology in electronics.


There are multiple ways that nanotechnology is being used within the food industry now, and further uses are under development. Current uses within this industry include clay-based nanocompounds that form airtight barriers around food and minute silver-based particles that line food storage containers and reduce the danger of contamination. Future applications that are being examined include improvements to food packaging and nanocapsules that deliver pesticide directly into insects’ stomachs, reducing harmful food contamination.

Better Air and Water

Respected journals, such as those published by The Bentham science publishers, explore possibilities of nanoparticles for improving air and water quality for all. Nanoparticles can improve air quality by enhancing catalysts developed to transform harmful vapors into safe gasses. Nanoparticles also are being studied as a possible solution for cleaner water. For example, tiny, customized particles may be able to efficiently remove industrial contamination.


In the aerospace industry, nanoscience can bridge the gap between science fiction and science fact. Microparticles and mechanisms could lead to lighter, more fuel-efficient spacecraft. If space travel costs less, it is more likely possibilities will be developed and pursued in the quest to soar among the stars.

The Lowdown on Nanotechnology

Theoretical science has long held a fascination for many, but today researchers are closer than ever in bringing ideas once considered mere fantasy to real life in the here and now. Nanotechnology offers compelling possibilities in many fields, from precise cancer treatments to personalized pesticide deliveries. From better food containers to lighter spacecraft, nanotechnology has the potential to affect the future in many ways.

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- Veselina Dzhingarova has long experience in internet marketing and SEO. She is passionate about blogging to share her expertise. Veselina is a regular contributor at many other online publishers like chamberofcommerce.com, marketoracle.co.uk, newswire.net, bizcommunity.com, socialnomics.net and more. She is the co-founder of Financia­ltipsor.co­m, cryptoe­xt.com, Bl­ogforweb.c­om, Techsu­rprise.com­, travelti­psor.com a­nd others.­ You can get in touch with her on LinkedIn , Google+ or at [email protected]

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