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Module One Post Three [Mathematical Equation Helps Scientists in Nanotechnology]



How a mathematical equation opened a new frontier in nanotechnology


This website is helpful because it displays an explanation for an excellent equation for measuring the shape and weight of nano-objects such as viruses. The equations are made by professor John Sader at the University of Melbourne. It explains that it will require more force to push heavier objects. If you accelerate a particle you measure how fast it goes to figure out the mass. That is called (MS). This website is a bit complicated but it helps you realize how math is used to measure nano-objects/ particles.

Module One Post One [What is Nanotechnology]


What is Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology is technology so small that humans can’t see it. This site explains how nanotechnology can help in many subjects like biology or physics. Richard Feynman is the scientist who made it on December 29, 1959. In 1 inch there is 25,400,000 nano-meters. The website is good because it is a government website and has lot’s of information and examples for most ages to understand.

Everything is the world has atoms and nanotechnology is about controlling those atoms. Even high school microscopes cannot see most forms of nanotechnology. The website helps because it explains that scientist who study nanotechnology need specific technology such as scanning tunnelling microscope (STM) and the atomic force microscope (AFM).

Now that people have discovered nanotechnology they have been trying to find new ways to use it.