Intelligent Packaging to Reduce Food Waste

A major challenge in achieving a sustainable future is the large amount of wasted food due to the shelf-lives being exceeded. Using the ‘best before’-date to tell when food gets spoiled is a poor indication as the food, in most cases, can last longer. Intelligent packaging is a promising weapon in the battle against food …

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Fighting a Global Pandemic on a Small Scale – The Large Impact of the Nanoworld

COVID-19 has changed much of the modern world as we know it. Multiple countries have introduced nationwide lockdowns in order to limit the spread of the disease with far-reaching societal and economic consequences. Another way to combat the disease is to develop scientific diagnosis and therapeutic weapons that can be utilized without the negative consequences, …

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The Nitrogen Vacancy Center – Watching Magnetic Fields Using Diamonds

When it comes to nanotechnology, we can get a bit lost in the science fiction of it all and overlook some of the advancements to the sensors of our time. From the accelerometer in your phone to the biosensors assisting doctors with diagnostics sensors are some of the most directly applicable ‘rewards’ of nanotechnology. One …

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Nanocatalysts in hydrogen fuel cells.

Hydrogen fuel cells (HFCs) are devices that use hydrogen as a fuel to generate electricity and have great potential for automotive applications and drones. Catalysts are used to power the reactions in the HFC and currently nanotechnology plays a major role in constructing cheaper electrocatalysts. Content What are hydrogen fuel cells? Nanoscale catalysts – Pt-dispersed …

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Did the Romans Know Nanotechnology? Introduction to Nanotechnology

One of the earliest known uses of nanomaterials was by the Romans to produce stained glass that changes color depending on the angle of the light source. A famous example is the Lycurgus cup, AD 300s[i], which is portrayed in The British Museum in London[ii]. The cup is a green opaque color when light is …

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Nanosys Inc. Review, The Leading Company in the Market for Quantum Dot Display Technologies

The market for quantum dots is growing at a high pace with the main driver being display technologies. The leading technology company Nanosys Inc., which produces quantum dot coated films, is heavily benefitted by this and helps drive the innovation of new products. Content Short facts Products and customers Comparison with other technologies New market …

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Quantum Dots and Artificial Atoms

Quantum dots are tiny nanoparticles with very interesting optoelectronic properties and a range of real-life applications in electronics such as displays, solar cells, and sensors. Because of their properties and small size, they are sometimes called artificial atoms or zero-dimensional nanomaterials. Content What is a Quantum dot? How do you make them Applications Challenges to …

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Never charge your smartwatch again, Matrix Industries Inc., review

If you dislike charging your smartwatch in the morning after using it for sleep monitoring, you should check out Powerwatch 2 by Matrix Industries. It is a smartwatch with all the basic functions such as GPS, activity tracking, and sleep monitoring. It is powered by your own body heat and a small circular patch of …

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Thermoelectric Power Generation – Let’s Harvest Wasted Heat

In the current times, where climate action is high on the agenda in politics and the demand for energy continues to grow, we ought to look for a variety of solutions that can generate cleaner energy and reduce waste. One technology worth examining in this context is ‘Peltier materials’ also known as thermoelectrics which can …

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