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Module Two Post Two [Math, Nanotechnology and Food]

Math, Nanotechnology and Food

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This website explains how nanotechnology can make junk food become healthy. One conflict that a lot of scientists have faced is the dangers of nanotechnology and nano capsules in you body. Scientists have now made new nano capsules that break down in you body as it goes through you digestive system. The nano particles make it so when you eat a burger then the healthy parts of the burger like the lettuce and tomato can go into your blood and the non healthy will be partially destroyed.

Module One Post Fifteen [Nanotechnology in War]

Nanotechnology in War

The US is planning on having lasers as weapons. Nanotechnology plays a huge role in lasers and that means that nanotechnology will help in warfare. Right now most people are thinking of ballistic missiles and other nuclear weapons because they can destroy massive amounts of land. The good things about laser technology are that they can stun or deactivate something without killing it. With missiles, everything gets blown up and no peace can be reached. This means that if a tank was coming to attack, people with laser technology could deactivate the tank without killing the people inside so that war will be less deadly.

The reason why some governments are trying to do this is that they do not want to harm people with war. China is leading with making nanotechnology so they could have the upper hand in future wars. Other places that are trying to get more nanotechnology in war are Mexico, India, Iran, and Thailand.Image result for nuclear war background

Module One Post Fourteen [Pros and Cons of Nanotechnology]

Pros and Cons of Nanotechnology

This is a helpful website because it provides information about nanotechnology and it provides both sides of the story (pros and cons). Some pros are that nanotechnology can make more efficient energy sources and they can be smaller so that is good to conserve space. Also, medicine is better with nanotechnology because they can reduce side effects. Some cons of nanotechnology are other trade markets will fall because nanotechnology will be more efficient. Weapons can now be more powerful with Nanotechnology. It is expensive to develop.

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Module One Post Twelve [Nanotechnology in Road Building]

Nanotechnology in Road Building

This website is a helpful website because it tells people about how roads can be used for both environment and human purposes. The nanotechnology used in roads can be used for the protection of the earth beneath the roads so the environment can be preserved and not damaged. This website acknowledges the cons of nanotechnology in roads. Normal roads use micro tech so it may be hard to scale it down to nano.Image result for highway wallpaper hd

Module One Post Eleven [CPU and GPU]

CPU and GPU

This website explains the important differences between CPUs and GPU’s. It explains that GPU stands for Graphics Processing Unit and CPU stands for Central Processing Unit. They are very important for computers, especially CPU. GPU is used for video games or animations. Not all computers have GPU because they might not have a graphics card. GPU is also a lot bigger than CPU. Overall this website is pretty good because it displays a lot of examples to make things more clear. GPU and CPU are very important in both the creation of computers and coding.Image result for Computer background

Module One Post Ten [Nanotechnology in Clothes]

Nanotechnology in Clothes

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This is a very good website called The Guardian. It explains that over 1600 products have nanoparticles. One type of nanotechnology is Microbe-killing silver which kills bacteria and odours. There are potential risks of nanotechnology like if when the customer sweats the nanotech might go on their skin. Through research, it is proven that people care more about the pros of nanotech than the cons.

Module One Post Nine [Nanotechnology and Food]

Nanotechnology and Food

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This website names the benefits of nanotechnology in food. They explain it in 4 major categories: Agriculture, Food Processing, Food Packaging, and Supplements. In the category of agriculture, the website said that nanotech would help with delivery of products and nanocapsules can be used as pesticides and fertilizers. Under the category of food processing, it explains that nanocapsules can be used to add flavour more easily. Under the category of food packaging, they explained that with nanoparticles they could make packaging stronger and they could also use nanosensors to check the temperature and moisture inside a package. In the last category of supplements, they explained that nanocochleates can be used to deliver more nutrients and good things and the taste will not be changed.

Module One Post Eight [Nanocars!?!?!]

Nanocars!?!?!

The goal of this design is to be simple so no molecule will fall off

The structure of the windmill allows steering in all 4 directions

This car flaps like a butterfly

One of the only cars that have wheels, axels and a chassis

Wheels easily move on any surface

This website talks about a nanotechnology challenge/ competition. People have designed cars which are the size of a molecule. The competition takes place in France in an arena the size of 0.001 of a single human hair. This also serves an educational purpose which is how nanotech reacts to different surfaces. The cars will not have any motors and some designs do not have axels or wheels. The 6 designs are “The Green Buggy, “Swiss Nano Dragster, “Windmill”, “NIMS – Mana Car”, “Dipolar Racer” and “Ohio Bobcat Nano Wagon.” It will be a bit difficult to control the cars because they are so small and that is why it is a competition.

Module One Post Seven [Nanotechnology and the Environment]

Nanotechnology and the Environment

Image result for nanotech and environmentThis website explains about Microtechnology and what the impacts are on the environment. There are both pros and cons to the environment. With nanotech batteries will contain less harmful materials so they don’t kill wildlife. The website also describes all their examples in detail so it is easy to understand. Nanotechnology can help clean up oil spills so that wildlife can not die. I think that this is a reliable website because the information is very well written.

 

Module One Post Five [Nanotechnology and Math Help Prevent Cancer]

 

http://www.avensonline.org/blog/nanotechnology-in-cancer-treatment.html

Nanotechnology and Math Help Prevent Cancer

This website displays the groundbreaking achievement for scientists who study nanotech and mathematicians alike. They have engineered pills that will combat cancer. The website displays why it is important that scientists are making these pills because cancer is becoming resistant to many other methods of treatment. The website is based in Ontario at the University of Waterloo (a high ranking computer science university).

The nano-scientists and mathematicians from both Harvard Medical School and the University of Waterloo made a 2 in 1 pill which made the cell not show signs of resistance so that cancer could not detect the resistance and adapt. Cancer usually can tell if a cell has adapted to be resistant to cancer so the cancer cells will change so that the normal cells are no longer resistant. The other part of the pill ensures that the cell is still protected in case of cancer but does not show that it’s protected.