Sunday, May 22, 2016

Unit 8: Nanotechnology + Art
Nanotechnology has recently become a useful scientific tool in order to manufacture material at one of the smallest possible levels in order to take advantage of “higher strength, lighter weight, increased control of light spectrum, and greater chemical reactivity” that nano scale material provides (What is Nanotechnology?). With the new development of production technology, science has the ability to alter molecular makeup of products at the atomic level.
Nanotechnology can play a large role in electronics responsible for bringing to the populace the most-viewed collaboration of art and technology—television. The display screens of televisions are composed of quantum dots and silicon chips responsible for bringing color and illumination to the screen (Nanotech Jim Pt4).  If you’ve ever looked at a TV very closely, you can see the dots that make up the screen—each is a separate, singular color but when combined with various other dots representing the primary colors they create a clear image made from millions of tiny colors. However, if a circuit in the screen is malfunctioning on the molecular level, the entire screen can be skewed, potentially ruining the artistry and technology brought forth by TV (Clare Edwards).

With the construction of electronic screens at the nano scale, the circuits of the television have the potential to decrease in price and be so accurately constructed the technology would evade the issue of circuit crashes. Similarly, in some cases if one light bulb goes out on a string of lights, the whole light circuit has the potential to falter (Ralph Fehr) and with the construction of the lights at the nano level this issue, and issues of other subjects can be mitigated.
Although many people fear the idea of nanotechnology in manufacturing food (Nanotech Jim Pt6), no obvious long term costs have been proven to link to the use of nanotechnology. Nanotechnology also has the ability to create more malleability in objects when constructed by smaller particles as opposed to be rigid and construct day larger particles. If it has the ability to further science in aspects such as medicine, food, and electronic development, I feel that it is a risk worth taking.


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1 comment:

  1. Hi Allison. You've done a lot of great research about nano technology. I agree with you in supporting nano technology to further science. Great job.