Sustainability nanotechnology

Research and development in nanotechnology carries us many possibilities for developing our lives. Nanotechnology in electronics makes us to have smaller, thinner, lighter computers. Charlie Marcus has a precious TED talk about nanoelectronics and the next step, quantum computers. We could talk all day about possible operations of nanotechnology. The National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) has a very large, albeit non-exhaustive list of utilizations of nanotechnology in everyday materials, energy applications, environmental remediation, health and medicine, etc. But as with any developing technology, the development of nano must be accompanied by environmental considerations. After all, we don’t want another story like asbestos in our future, if we can hide it. Nanomaterials have novel and many not-so-well-known properties, some of which could resentfully affect human health and the environment.

Sub Tracks:

  • Nanofertilizers
  • Nanopesticides