DailyDirt: Nifty Nanotechnology

from the urls-we-dig-up dept

Materials with nanoscale structures promise to make a lot of things vastly better. The obvious application for smaller and faster computer processors will likely extend Moore's Law for a few more years, so maybe people won't really notice the improvements because everyone is already accustomed to computers getting faster at an insane rate. The noticeable nanotechnology might show up in things that never really existed before. Here are just a few examples of materials that could lead to nanotech cloaking devices or some other cool stuff (if nanotech can actually be produced economically someday). If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 17th, 2014 @ 6:41pm

    yup. still waiting for invisible, bulletproof flying cars here.

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    Mason Wheeler, Jul 17th, 2014 @ 7:32pm

    That touch-cloaking thing looks interesting. I wonder how quickly it adapts to changes in shapes. Because if it can do it quickly... the guy in the article may look at this technology and see a better sleeping bag, but I look at it and see better shocks for my car!

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    Kyle Baca, Jul 18th, 2014 @ 8:07am

    I think moore's law will continue to approximate computer processor speed increase indefinitely, there is always a reason for more speed that we can't imagine today.

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    Geoff Schaadt, Jul 18th, 2014 @ 9:16am

    How much more black could this be?

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 19th, 2014 @ 8:54pm

    I'm waiting for blood soluble nanomachines that will be able to actively heal the body and reverse the effects of aging by recombining your DNA at the molecular level.

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