Sunday, March 14, 2010

Nanoscience Meets Neuroscience

We live in exciting times and Nanoscience can change the world as we know it. This article and it's links will give you insight into the very very small universe of atoms and molecules.

Excerpt:
Some experts predict that nanotechnology will--in the next decade or two--change virtually everything humans make and use, from vaccines, medicines, particles, and fibers to films, coatings, fabrics, and building materials. Nobel Prize winner Horst Stormer says, "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 limitless."

In that world of limitless possibilities, where are nanoscientists turning for inspiration? Nature. They look to biology to show them what technology might achieve. The brain's neural networks are one example. If engineers could emulate the communication capacity of even a tiny part of the brain in their nano-sized devices...well...who knows what they might accomplish? But the interaction of nanoscience with biology doesn't stop there. Great gains may be derived from employing the principles and inventions of nanoscience in understanding living systems and in remedying their maladies when things go wrong.

Read full article here.

1 comment:

  1. I've been thinking about this alot... and I agree with you to some degree.
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