The Science Behind
A technological revolution
that will irreversibly alter
the way people live and work!
Nanotechnology is the new frontier currently being featured in many magazines and touted as the opportunity for a better tomorrow.
"Nanotechnology has given us the tools... to play WITH the ultimate toy box of nature-atoms and molecules...The POSSIBILITIES to create new things appear to be LIMITLESS."
- Horst Stormer,
Rice University recognized the potential of Nanotechnology and built a $30 million building establishing The Center for Science and Nanoscale Technology.
An alumnus of Rice University, Royal BodyCare's founder and President Dr. Clinton Howard, is a member of the Rice Alliance for Technology And Entrepreneurship.
"...four of the defining technologies of the 21st century will be nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology, and environmental science...the potential both for improving the quality and increasing the length of life has never been greater."
- Malcom Gillis,
"If I were asked for an area of science and engineering that will most likely produce the breakthroughs of tomorrow, I would point to nanoscale science and engineering."
- Neal Lane, Assistant to President
Science and Technology.
A nanometer is one billionth of a meter, the width of six hydrogen atoms, or about 100,000th the size of a single grain of sand! Nanotechnology involves the manufacture and manipulation of molecules from 1-100 nanometers in size.
are NanoCeuticals? NanoClusters?
RBC Life Sciences Leads Nanotechnology to NanoCeuticals™
Royal BodyCare®, utilizing the incredible new nanotechnology, developed a new line of nutritional and skincare supplements called NanoCeuticals.™
NanoCeuticals™, with nanoscale ingredients,
allow RBC to create products that:
*Scavenge more free radicals
* Stimulate the source of energy
* Increase hydration
* Balance the body’s pH
* Reduce lactic acid during exercise
* Reduce the urface tension of foods and supplements to increase wetness and absorption of nutrients.
R&D Scientists at RBC also developed NanoClustersTM, a nanosize powder that combines with nutritional supplements.
When consumed, it reduces the surface tension of foods and supplements to increase wetness and absorption of nutrients!
Read What FORBE'S Magazine says about Nanotechnology!
The Nanotube Site
BioTech Today: a talk radio forum focusing on biotechnology, nanotechnology, pharma, and biomedicine.
tinytechjobs - A unique global career web site focused on jobs in nanotechnology, Biotechnology and information technology. The site contains many resources for those interested in nanotechnology, including education & research information and links, company information, a calendar of industry events, and links to journals, associations, and societies.
Ten Spider Enterprises Nanotechnology provides a comprehensive and up-to-date collection of resources pertaining to the exciting emerging technologies of nanoscience, nanoengineering and related fields.
National Nanotechnology Initiative - A federal R&D program established to coordinate the multiagency efforts in nanoscale science, engineering, and technology.
Foresight.org - The coming revolution in molecular manufacturing.
Nanodot - Nanotechnology News and Discussion of Emerging Technologies.
The NanoBusiness Alliance - Promotes the emerging business of nanotechnology and microsystems. Our mission is to educate public on areas including quantum computing mems nanotubes.
Nanoguys.com - Nanotechnology Jobs and Careers :: Find a Nanotechnology Job/Search Nanotechnology Resumes.
Nanotechnutrition.com - Revolutionary Nutrition Supplements!
Nanotechwater.com - Revolutionary Water Filtration! Water Purifier Drops!
Nanopicture of the Day - Each day a stunning and amazing image of the world that lies beyond our everyday experience is featured. Nanoscience is a catch-all word describing the many different disciplines of science that study phenomena and structures with length scales on the order of nanometers (10-9 meters). Objects of this size are impossible to see with conventional microscopes, and become entirely impossible to manipulate with normal physical means. Nanopicture of the Day showcases many different amazing structures and effects from biology, chemistry, physics and engineering that are seen only with special tools, or through computer models. The Nanopicture of the Day is currently compiled and maintained by Ryan Munden in the Reed Lab in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Yale University.
Smart Women Supplements - Royal BodyCare International Nanoceuticals. Fitness, bodybuilding, anti-aging, wellness, weightloss, beauty, dental care, energy, children's supplements and much more! Golden Web Award Winner.
University of Wisconsin, Madison Materials Research Science and Engineering Center - Enter the Nanoworld, the world of atoms! The objective of this website is to introduce you to the tools that let us "see" atoms, manipulate them, and create nano-architectural wonders. Investigate the frontiers of the nanoworld by learning how materials are customized to create everything from atomic trampolines to DNA to ferrofluids to semiconductors that give off blue light!
"N is for Nanotechnology" Documentary Film
November 3, 2004 - Toronto-based KNH productions is producing a documentary on nanotech.
"N is for Nanotechnology" is described as a 30-minute documentary to explore "the hypes, hopes and facts" of this fascinating field as seen through the eyes of award-winning scientists, industry leaders and writers.
The 2-minute movie trailer can be viewed online. THIS is FANTASTIC!
VIEW THE MOVIE TRAILER: http://www.knhproductions.ca/nisnano/trailer.html
I'm including a few paragraphs that explain why we do what we do.....plus the promise of a greater future. When they refer to 'today's manufacturing methods', they are referring to those NOT using Nanotechnology. Barb
The next few paragraphs provide a brief introduction to the core concepts of molecular nanotechnology, as explained by scientists.
Manufactured products are made from atoms. The properties of those products depend on how those atoms are arranged. If we rearrange the atoms in coal we can make diamond.
If we rearrange the atoms in sand (and add a few other trace elements) we can make computer chips. If we rearrange the atoms in dirt, water and air we can make potatoes.
Todays manufacturing methods are very crude at the molecular level. Casting, grinding, milling and even lithography move atoms in great thundering statistical herds.
It's like trying to make things out of LEGO blocks with boxing gloves on your hands. Yes, you can push the LEGO blocks into great heaps and pile them up, but you can't really snap them together the way you'd like.
In the future, nanotechnology will let us take off the boxing gloves. We'll be able to snap together the fundamental building blocks of nature easily, inexpensively and in most of the ways permitted by the laws of physics.
When it's unclear from the context whether we're using the specific definition of "nanotechnology" (given here) or the broader and more inclusive definition, we'll use the terms "molecular nanotechnology" or "molecular manufacturing."
Whatever we call it, it should let us
• Get essentially every atom in the right place.
• Make almost any structure consistent with the laws of physics that we can specify in molecular detail.
Sent to us by RBC Million Dollar Earner, Barb Ashcroft.
Nanotechnology has the potential to revolutionize materials, manufacturing, energy, security and healthcare.
At the Research and Development Conference of MIT's Industrial Liaison Program last month, Professor Edwin L. Thomas, director of the Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies at MIT, discussed the promises and challenges of nanotechnology.
"Nano is huge, with pervasive benefits for society, the economy and national security," said Thomas.
In terms of its potential impact, "nano is on par with electricity, transistors, the Internet and antibiotics," he said.
The National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI), launched in 1996, issued a list of "grand challenges" for nanotechnologists.
These include chemical-biological-radiological-explosive detection and protection, manufacturing at the nanoscale, and efficient energy conversion and storage.
The NNI's budget for 2005 approaches $1 billion.
With nanotechnology still a young field, the NNI's grand challenges are years from being met in most cases.
In the near term, according to Thomas, advances will require a better understanding of the nano world and experimentation with nano-enhanced technologies.
Thomas described the nano world as a little-understood realm between the atomic and bulk properties of materials.
Nanoparticles of a material behave differently than bulk amounts of the same material; at the nanoscale, a material may be stronger, lighter, more water-soluble, more heat-resistant, or a better conductor of electricity.
At the nanoscale, the color of gold is not really "gold," but several different colors that vary by the amount of particles present.
Medieval stained-glass makers knew this, said Thomas, even though they didn't know about the nanoscale.
They put differing, tiny amounts of gold in the glass to yield the various colors found in stained-glass windows.
Similarly, today's scientists and engineers have found that it takes only small amounts of a nanoparticle, precisely placed, to change a material's physical properties.
Adding nanoparticles of clay to a polymer used to wrap power lines increases strength and reduces flammability.
Nanocomposites, along with nanocoatings and microelectronics, are among the more immediate nanotechnology applications, what Thomas calls "low-hanging nano fruit."
Contrast these with carbon nanotubes, whose extraordinary properties--strength, electrical and thermal conductivity, large surface area--have generated much excitement, but whose high cost ($227,000 per pound) prohibits their large-scale use.
Among the 40 projects being conducted at the ISN are those based on nanocomposites.
One research team led by Robert Langer, the Germeshausen Professor of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, is working to develop tunable surfaces that may help reduce the weight of a soldier's heaviest burdens: ammunition, batteries, and water.
Thomas pointed out that the U.S. does not dominate the field of nanotechnology.
Only 25-30 percent of papers at nanotech conferences come from the U.S.; many more come from Europe. China is another competitor.
Source: Massachusetts Institute of Technology