Nanotechnology Applications Videos

Nanotechnology Applications Videos
IBM has unveiled a novel nanomembrane technology that stands to alleviate the growing shortage of drinkable water worldwide. Scientists at IBM Research, together with collaborators from Central Glass, the King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology, and the University of Texas, Austin have created a new membrane that filters out salts as well as potentially harmful toxins in water such as arsenic while using less energy than other forms of water purification.
Find out about some assassins that can track down cancer cells in your blood and even blow up silicon chips. This is the amazing world of nanotechnology.
This video looks at how nanotechnology is used to make a better running shoe by ensuring the materials retain the correct softness or hardness as required
This slick animation provides details on the Hysitron TI 950 TriboIndenter and TI 750 Ubi Nanomechanical Test Instrument. Key features, specifications and capabilities are outlined as well as the variety of operating modes for the TI 750 Ubi.
In this video Jeremy Warren, CEO from NanoSight talks about the nanoparticle tracking analysis system named NS300 from NanoSight. The NS300 can visualize and measure particles in suspension in the size range 10-2000nm (depending on material).
A Russian scientist says he has developed a cure for smelly feet, which involves weaving nanofibres of silver into socks. His small business is one success story of Russia's developing nanotechnology industry, and attempts to promote enterprise using the technology.
Researchers are closer to a true nano-sized mp3 player with their construction of a carbon nanotube radio wave detector.
Road testing the NanoBionic glass coating on the front car screen demonstrating the unique water resistant properties which would make the wind shield wipers seem obsolete
Learn about where our energy comes from, which energy sources are running out, and how nanotechnology is helping us find cleaner, safer, and renewable sources of energy to fuel our future.
A simple, economical nanotechnology coating process that enables the development of nanoparticle thin films with architectures and properties unattainable by any other processing method.
Nanosciences and nanotechnologies represent a formidable challenge for the research community and industry. World-class infrastructure, new fundamental knowledge, novel equipment for characterisation and manufacturing, multi-disciplinary education and training for innovative and creative engineering, and a responsible attitude to societal demands are required. This documentary film provides a glimpse of some of the many activities that are being carried out in Europe in these fast-grozing fields of research and technological development.
Some of the best scientific discoveries happen accidentally, and that's exactly what happened at Ohio's College of Wooster, where a project devoted to using nano-engineered glass powder to detect explosives instead led to the realization that the material could absorb pollutants from water. Watch this videocast to find out more about Obsorb, which swells up to many times its volume as it absorbs contaminants.
This video shows the introduction of the X-Cite XP750 fluorescence microscopy at 11th International ELMI (European light microscopy initiative) Meeting by Lumen Dynamics Group.
A group of UNR mechanical engineering students apply nanotechnology concepts to experimental ski prototypes.
The following movie demonstrates the capabilities and applications of nanotechnology coatings.
View the Lotus Effect on a 2002 Chevy Avalanche car windshield with our nanotechnology sealant. Mud, water, snow etc. quickly run off. When having this sealant applied there is no need for windshield wipers. Water etc. just runs off.
NBC's new technology features a super hydrophilic property so that all it takes is water to remove dirt and other impurities from surfaces. With previous processing technologies nanoparticles were covered with polymers. However, NBC's Nafitec technology optimizes the function of the nanoparticles compared to previous technologies by chemically immobilizing the nanoparticles on the polymer base surface.
For hundreds of years, scientists have been poaching design ideas from structures in nature. Now, biologists and engineers at UC Berkeley are working together to design a broad range of new products, such as life-saving milli-robots modeled on the way cockroaches run and adhesives based on the amazing design of a geckos foot. QUEST visits their labs to find out what's so special about these crawling and scaling animals.
Dr. Christopher Matranga explains capabilities and uses of two specialized research instruments. The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), part of DOE’s national laboratory system, is owned and operated by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). NETL supports DOE’s mission to advance the national, economic, and energy security of the United States.
In this webinar Dr. Juergen Stein, R & D Manager from Hosokawa discusses wet and dry media milling techniques for size reduction of powders to submicron level.
The Suzuki & Citterio Lab is working to create new sensing materials, such as dyes, and to develop chemical sensors. By combining organic molecules, electrochemistry, and molecular biology, the aim is to create chemical sensors that are smaller, simpler, and more sensitive. Such sensors will have a wide range of practical applications.
NanoLub is a new nanotechnology lubricant additive for improving your car's engine oil. Nanolub significantly reduces wear by the production of a thin lubricating film that withstands high pressures and is resilient within the operating conditions of an engine. It reduces energy consumption and lowers harmful emissions. Nano-scale particles ensure reduced friction as well as efficient long-term engine protection. Excellent lubrication is achieved for cold-starts and high RPMs for added power.
Radiant Shield Coating (RSC) by Hyperion Environmental uses the power of light to keep building exteriors clean. Over time, abrasive methods like power washing can damage surfaces beyond repair and harsh chemicals harm the environment. Radiant Shield is environmentally friendly and can last years with just one application. Continually re-energized under direct or ambient sunlight, RSC destroys organic contaminants before they accumulate, keeping buildings cleaner, longer than ever before.
In this video Alex Bailes, Project Manger from Agilent Technologies Inc. introduces compliance testing support for N5392B Energy-Efficient Ethernet (EEE) standards used in networking applications.
A short demonstration of a Bentley with nano-coated car window showing its ability to protect against different types of solutions and testings.
This video describes the basic features of Nanospinner24 from Inovenso. This spinner was designed to develop sample Nanofiber membranes used in primarily textile and air filtration, but also in chemistry, medical, medicine, construction and agriculture industries.
President Barack Obama's image is shrunk to a size smaller than a grain of salt using nanotechnology. These 3D images of Obama measure less than half a millimeter across. They're only 1/50,000th the width of human hair.
Claytronics is a project at Carnegie Mellon University that combines modular robotics, systems nanotechnology and computer science to create the dynamic, 3-Dimensional display of electronic information.
This video is the second part of an in depth series of video looking at nanotechnology and the consumer. Wilson Center Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies director David Rejeski reviews nano consumer products, health and safety oversight mechanisms, and public opinion research.
This video shows the growth front of a polyhydroxybutyrate-co-valerate (PHB/V) spherulite crystallization from JPK Instruments.
The power of molecular manufacturing -- Nanotechnology -- is huge. It has the potential to slow, stop, prevent or reverse aging. Yet, some fear that exploration in Nanotechnology may backfire and become a means of mass destruction. Is there a way to tap into the power of Nanotechnology without opening diabolical Pandora's Box?
Berkeley Lab scientists have developed a powerful new kind of sputter process for the electronics industry-and other, more exotic applications, including outer space-which deposits high-quality metal films in complex, three-dimensional nanoscale patterns at a rate that by one important measure is orders of magnitude greater than most existing systems.
A transparent coating that isn't just impermeable to water but actually makes it bounce off a surface has a number of potentially interesting applications. It could prevent corrosion, protect electronics and antiquities, or provide a new, more efficient surface to collect pure water. Modeled from Nature, the Brinker group used sol-gel chemistry to make a patent-applied-for, simple-to-prepare coating solution that, upon simple drying, develops a nanoscopically rough silicon dioxide surface decorated with hydrophobic (water-hating) ligands.
This video shows the Elzone II 5390 Particle Size Analyzer from Micromeritics.
This video explains the basic understanding of nanotechnology and a sense of scale in the nanoworld. Discover real world applications in product development and medical technology.
In March 2010, researchers from Rice University in Houston traveled to to Guanajuato, Mexico, to conduct field tests on a new nanotechnology for removing arsenic from drinking water. The system uses nanoscale magnetite, or nanorust. The tests are some of the first that attempt to move nanotechnology beyond the laboratory and into the real world. The ongoing research by Rice's Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology (CBEN) is funded by the National Science Foundation.
In this video Dr. Tomaso Zambelli and Prof. Janos Voros ETH Zurich (Switzerland) talk about the Nanosurf FluidFM technology and its applications.
At nano tech 2009, magnetic heads with ultra-high resolution for next-generation hard disk drives were presented, from NEDO's project on "Development of Nano Narrow Magnetic Wall Type Hard Disk Drive Magnetic Head Device by Self-Organizing Nano Patterning Method."
This video from Nanosurf shows how one can store a used FluidFM cantilever for later re-use.
VA Research is dedicated to restoring injured Veterans to their greatest possible functional capacity in their families, communities, and work places. For those who lost limbs from combat traumas or because of complications such as diabetes, VA researchers are designing and building lighter, more lifelike prostheses using leading-edge technologies such as robotics, tissue engineering, and nanotechnology, and are studying how to best match available prosthetic components to the needs of amputees.
Released this spring, the Nanoscepter is a machine which places a coating on materials which repels water, oil, and other adhesive materials. For example, A regular teflon coated frypan undergoes a teflon coating process. In this process they glue grains of teflon together to make the coating, but the coating becomese quite thick, normally around tens of microns thick. But the Nanoscepter creates a coating which is only several nanometers thick. The coating is made up of two structures, one which repels water and the other which repels adhesive materials.
This video shows the t-plot calculation by Micromeritics’ MicroActive reporting software.
This video is the first part of an in depth series of video looking at nanotechnology and the consumer. Wilson Center Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies director David Rejeski reviews nano consumer products, health and safety oversight mechanisms, and public opinion research.
GE's scientists at its Global Research center in New York show a lab test of advanced nanotechnology that will one day keep ice from forming on aircraft engine blades and wind turbines.
This video shows a webinar on FluidFM technology, a unique tool that integrates Cytosurge nanofluidics with the force sensitivity and positional precision of the Nanosurf FlexAFM atomic force microscope.
Take a look inside CNSE's Albany NanoTech Complex, the most advanced research facility of its kind at any university in the world: a $5 billion, 800,000-square-foot complex that attracts corporate partners from around the world, and offers students a one-of-a-kind academic experience.
NanoTechnology breakthrough slashes friction and prevents wear in any mechanical system. NanoLube™ is based on a patented breakthrough technology, sold under license and uses a newly discovered, synthetic Non-Detonation NanoDiamond to provide Mechanical Lubrication.
Governments and companies around the world are investing billions and billions of dollars into this new technology. What are the potential implications of nanotechnology for your business?
The video focuses on the burn rate of furniture with traditional fire retardant chemicals and the efforts at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to develop nanomaterial-based fire retardants that are a safer and less toxic replacement. NIST's research has shown that nano-based flame retardants use 30% less chemicals by weight, while still being as effective as the traditional flame retardants.
This video describes the basic electrospinning system from Inovenso. This “Basic System” is designed for low-cost, beginner-level laboratory researches.
See how the research that Dr. Eugene Pinkhassik from University of Memphis is doing can affect everything from transport to medicine.
This video shows a webinar presentation from Hosokawa, which discusses the different types of jet mills and the numerous industrial advantages and limitations for each technology.
Scientists at the University of Michigan have succeeded in permeating cotton with a combination of a polymer material and carbon nanotubes, producing conducive mini-cables that are powerful enough to charge an LED light. This new technology has use in such applications as alerting the wearer of environmental allergens, monitoring vital signs or even changing the fabric configuration to provide a cooling effect.
A team of researchers led by George Barbastathis, associate professor of mechanical engineering, is developing the basic principles of "nano-origami," a new technique that allows engineers to fold nanoscale materials into simple 3-D structures. The tiny folded materials could be used as motors and capacitors, potentially leading to better computer memory storage, faster microprocessors and new nanophotonic devices.
Presented by MANCEF and the University of Utah Center for Engineering Innovation at the Grand America Hotel, Salt Lake City, COMS 2014 is the 19th edition of the international conference on commercializing micro- and nanotechnology.
NEC Nano Electronics Research Laboratories exhibited a thin, organic radical battery at the nano tech 2009 show. NEC anticipates that thin, flexible organic radical batteries will help to achieve higher performance levels in IC cards and other electronic components. Possible applications that take advantage of the high output characteristic include use in LED flashlights.
Maintain Clean Architectural Windows without Daylight or UV Radiation! NanoUltra is a revolutionary nanotechnology product line designed to restore windows to their original condition and impart self-maintaining properties to keep windows cleaner longer than traditional window cleaning. Protected surfaces that are exposed to a water source remain clean for up to 2 years.
The London Centre of Nanotechnology's Professor Steve Bramwell explains the discovery of 'magnetricity' - magnetic charges that behave and interact just like electric charges in some materials. The groundbreaking research could lead to a reassessment of current theories of magnetism as well as significant technological advances.
Electrical engineers at The University of Nottingham have built the world's smallest ultrasonic transducers. This revolutionary technology - many thousand times tinier than current systems - will among other things, allow us to see inside individual cells to help diagnose serious illness.
At nano tech 2009, technology for forming thin, lightweight, bendable displays was presented, from the NEDO project on "Technological Development of Super-Flexible Display Components." Most ordinary semiconductor devices are made using vacuum processes such as deposition. For example, liquid crystal displays are made by forming arrays of color filters and transistors on a glass substrate.
Nanotechnology deals with particles so small they are measured in billionths of a metre, and unions are calling for the substances created to face strict regulations. They say workers handling the high-tech products need to be protected, in case like asbestos last century, they turn out to be toxic.
This video shows in detail how multi walled and single walled Carbon Nanotubes are produced. Example applications are provided of aligned nanotubes in flat screen displays, hydrogen storage for automobiles and the potential for nanotube switching in microelectronics
This video shows how to calculate isotherm calculation using Micromeritics’ MicroActive reporting software.
This video focuses on existing dry processing technologies for the production of industrial mineral fillers from Hosokawa Micron.
This video shows the Micromeritics Analytical Services - The Particle Testing Authority.
This video shows the Micromeritics Pharmaceutical Services (MPS), which is used for characterizing the physical properties of pharmaceutical materials, medical devices, nutraceuticals, and other FDA-regulated products.
The power of molecular manufacturing -- Nanotechnology -- is huge. It has the potential to slow, stop, prevent or reverse aging. Yet, some fear that exploration in Nanotechnology may backfire and become a means of mass destruction. Is there a way to tap into the power of Nanotechnology without opening diabolical Pandora's Box?
Nanotech correspondent Alex Fiorentino reveals how a new device made in Marlborough, MA is using nanotechnology to bring HIV monitoring out of the hospital and into remote regions in need of treatment. The device, called the PointCare NOW machine, labels blood cells with gold nanoparticles instead of traditional fluorescent tags. As a result, it can assess the severity of HIV quickly and portably, and without the need for expert technicians.
A excellent video showing an in-depth view at a molecular level how biological machines work and how advancement in scientific instrument and nanotechnology has helped in further understanding molecular machines. The video also explain how Darwin's theory applies to understanding molecular interactions.
A video demonstration looking at the molecular level of Superelastic Carbon Nanotube Aerogel Muscles.
This video shows H2W’s dual headed voice coil positioning stage. This high precision two axis positioning system is used for high end motion control applications.
This video is the forth part of an in depth series of video looking at nanotechnology and the consumer. Wilson Center Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies director David Rejeski reviews nano consumer products, health and safety oversight mechanisms, and public opinion research.
This video shows the characterization by the Sarfus technique of real-time crystallisation of 3nm-polyethylene oxyde (PEO, Mw 4kD) spin- coated on a standard Surf. At room temperature, crystallites are nucleating and growing progressively into a dendritic structure. Their average thicknesses (3 nanometer) are measured using 3D Sarfus plug-in.
This video shows the ZEISS AURIGA Laser, which is used in large-scale material removal and far-reaching analysis from Carl Zeiss.
Direct observation of a Hysitron PI 95 Picoindenter performing a nanomechanical test on cadmium sulfide (CdS) in a transmission electron microscope (TEM).
NSF funded movie about MEMS manufacturing. MEMS includes Texas Instruments' packaging of DLP technology; Hewlett Packard's fabrication of the thermal inkjet print heads; and Freescale's design of sensors. Silicon Run Productions worked with their advisory committee and MEMS Industry Group (MIG) to include a variety of MEMS devices and their applications.
This video shows the BET calculation using Micromeritics’ MicroActive reporting software.
Nanotechnology or nanoscience deals with science and technology on the nanoscale (one billionth of a meter!). It is a field that is rapidly developing and will be at the forefront of scientific and technological innovation in the 21st century.
The power of molecular manufacturing -- Nanotechnology -- is huge. It has the potential to slow, stop, prevent or reverse aging. Yet, some fear that exploration in Nanotechnology may backfire and become a means of mass destruction. Is there a way to tap into the power of Nanotechnology without opening diabolical Pandora's Box?
This video describes the working of TOC-L series of total organic carbon (TOC) analyzers from Shimadzu.
This video shows the acoustic enclosures such as AEK-2002 and NanoVault are provided with automatic doors.
This webinar from Hosokawa Micron shows the Superior Grit Reduction of Carbon Black.
This video shows the X-Cite fluorescence imaging illumination systems and measurement solutions from Lumen Dynamics Group.
Industry leaders, academic experts and government officials convened in Sacramento for the fifth nanotechnology symposium sponsored by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC). Nanotechnology affects every day products resulting in faster computers, light bulbs that use less energy, cosmetics, and even scratch-resistant automotive coatings. It is an exciting and emerging field that incorporates the design and application of structures, devices and systems by controlling the shape and size of materials at the nanometer scale.
Ecology coatings is the world leader in discovering, development and manufacturing of nanotechnology-enabled ultraviolet (UV) curable advanced coatings that drive efficiencies and clean processes in manufacturing.
Some are calling it a revolution in manufacturing technology. But, will nanotechnology be a "green" industry? It's a question that some scientists are saying needs to be answered now, before nano-tech goes big-time. This ScienCentral News video has more.
The Nanobattery from mPhase is set to revolutionise the battery industry for the first time in 100 years
Mateusz Bryning, CTO of Zikon, explains the companies new electronic ink technology that, he says, could even be used to produce color-changing fingernails.
Are you looking for a way to effectively combine imaging and analytical methods of light and electron microscopy? Would you like to link functional and dynamic information about your specimens with ultra-structural details?
Laboratory testing of NanoBionics SandGuard treated sand that can assist in the oil spill clean-up effort. Each grain of sand is covered by bionic nanotechnology structures that are 50,000 times smaller than a typical human hair.
This video describes the physical features of Ne300 Nanospinner from Inovenso. Ne300 is a laboratory scale Nanofiber membrane production electrospinning machine.
In this video Jeff Kenvin, Group Leader of Micromeritics Scientific Services Staff, explains two different free space methods in adsorption process.
This video looks at the effectiveness of NanoBionic's nanotechnology enhanced surface treatment. The video shows a head to head challenge in the mud between two Jeeps - one treated, the other untreated.
Naomi Halas says nanotechnology could cure cancer; Gerhard Knies explains how the sun could give us all clean energy.
The Stanford Nanoelectronics Group presents "Nanotechnology - Carbon Nanotube Electronics", a short educational video on nanotechnology and carbon nanotubes
The power of molecular manufacturing -- Nanotechnology -- is huge. It has the potential to slow, stop, prevent or reverse aging. Yet, some fear that exploration in Nanotechnology may backfire and become a means of mass destruction. Is there a way to tap into the power of Nanotechnology without opening diabolical Pandora's Box?
Working with materials that are a thousandth the diameter of a human hair, nanotechnology can be used in a number of industries. What are the most promising nano projects in Russia? Will the development of nanotechnology help turn Russia into a hi-tech giant? Well be talking about it with Aleksandr Losyukov, the Deputy General Director for International Co-operation at the Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies
This video shows Q series sputter and carbon coater from Quorum Technologies. It is a versatile and compact rotary pumped coating system, ideally suited for scanning electron microscopy (SEM) specimen preparation and other coating applications.
The London Centre for Nanotechnology is at the forefront of research for the benefit of every one. It is also heavily envolved in biology including healthcare and cosmetology. This film is a teaser made for the In-cosmetics tradeshow showing how research at the London Centre for Nanotechnology (LCN) could benefit public health and wellfare.
This video describes the physical features of Ne100 Nanospinner from Inovenso. This instrument is a laboratory scale electrospinning machine, which has an illuminator, an exhaust and a high precision pump.
UK businesses that are using nanotechnology to fight bird flu, diagnose asthma instantly and identify cancer cells have been recognized with Innovation Awards. Over 100 international delegates attended the third annual UK NanoForum in London on October 28.
This video shows most compact voice coil positioning stage from H2W Technologies to date. Due to space restrictions in their auto-focus mechanism this application requires an ultra-compact stage.
Watch how ordinary tap water beads on cement and stone after being treated with SurfaPore C, a nanotechnology material that does not alter the physical appearance of the surface. Simply place with a brush.
Nanotechnology is one of the world's fastest-growing science technology industries but there are now concerns that it may be unsafe.
UniSA and SA Water have extended a research partnership deal that has seen SA Water invest $3.5m of funding into finding smart ways to manage and re-use water in South Australia.
This video shows Hosokawa Micron Powder Systems Contract Manufacturing Center, which provides toll processing services for a number of applications such as plastics, minerals and chemicals.
This video demonstrates the working of UNECS-3000A is high-speed spectroscopic ellipsometer from ULVAC.
Dr. Stuart Parkin from the IBM Almaden Research Center tells us about a new type of memory that is theoretically about a million times faster than current hard disk technologies, with very fast access times, but at the same time very cheap to produce, along with many of the benefits of solid state memory. Called racetrack memory, it uses nanowires and spintronics.
In the fight against cancer, nanotechnology introduces unique approaches to diagnosis and treatment that could not even be imagined with conventional technology. New tools engineered at sizes much smaller than a human cell will enable researchers and clinicians to detect cancer earlier, treat it with much greater precision and fewer side effects, and possibly stop the disease long before it can do any damage.
This video shows how one can load cantilever in Nanosurf FlexAFM.
A piece of chemically treated cotton cloth is able to separate crude oil from sea water (both from Mexico Gulf) completely within seconds by using gravity alone. It can be developed into various effective tools for cleaning up the oil spill in Mexico Gulf. The treated cloth allows water to path through but not oil. The novel surface chemical treatment method is developed by University of Pittsburgh.
This animated video from the Institute for Scientific Research Inc. demonstrates how carbon Nanotubes could be used to produce a space elevator.
Canadian researchers are testing a new device that may soon detect flu viruses circulating at malls or airports and warn people about them. The sensor is designed to detect a specific strain of flu virus, such as the new strain of swine flu, or influenza A (H1N1), as well as measure its concentration in the air. It is being developed by physicist Luc Beaulieu and his team at Memorial University in St. John's, N.L.
Using a high-speed camera setup in the lab, GE scientists captured details of water droplets dancing on amazing superhydrophobic surfaces developed in GE Global Research's Nanotechnology lab.
A video clip showing the new release of Sony's 3mm thick OLED display screen. It is made from supertop emission technology combined with microcavity structure and color filters. Picture clarity from different angles while maintaining picture quality. Utilise Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLED) which is both energy efficient and easier to produce. Discussion of future applications of OLED.
The power of molecular manufacturing -- Nanotechnology -- is huge. It has the potential to slow, stop, prevent or reverse aging. Yet, some fear that exploration in Nanotechnology may backfire and become a means of mass destruction. Is there a way to tap into the power of Nanotechnology without opening diabolical Pandora's Box?
This video highlights the development, manufacturing process, and proposed functions (cell encapsulation devices and controlled drug delivery carriers) of our self-assembling nanoliter containers.
Dr. Maria DeRosa discusses how "intelligent" fertilizers can play an important role in meeting increased global food demand.
This video takes the viewer through the manufacturing process of an Intel 45nm chip factory. The technology behind the 45nm chip and the machine and process required for manufacturing one of the world's smallest transistors.
This video shows the company and product profile of Lumen Dynamics Group. The company is a global leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of light-based delivery systems.
This video demonstrates the flame retardant properties of Nansulate EPX from Industrial Nanotech.
Sarfus visualization is based on the perfect control of the reflection properties of polarized light on a Surf, which leads to increase the axial sensitivity of optical microscope by a factor of around 100 without reducing its lateral resolution. Thus this new technique increases the sensitivity of standard optical microscope to a point that it becomes possible to directly visualize nanometric films (down to 0.3 nanometer) and isolated nano-objects in real-time.
This video shows the t-plot in microporous form in Micromeritics’ MicroActive reporting software.
New Zealand's top emerging scientist John Watt describes how his reserach could lead to cleaner car emissions.
If we can't measure a product quickly, precisely, and inexpensively, then we can't build it. This is especially true at the nanoscale. Nanometrology encompasses the cutting edge technologies of measuring structures in terms of a billionth of a meter-significantly below the wavelength of light.
On September 28, 1989, Don Eigler became the first person in history to move and control an individual atom. Shortly thereafter, with the help of a custom-built microscope, he and his team spelled out the letters I-B-M using individual atoms, signaling a quantum leap forward in the field of nanotechnology.
Imagine a machine making parts so small they fit on the back of an ant! Here are some expensive machines studying and manufacturing incredibly small components at the University of Nottingham.
This video shows the X-Cite fluorescence excitation and measurement solutions for optical performance from Lumen Dynamics Group.
This video shows the DFT pore size calculation using Micromeritics’ MicroActive reporting software.
Malcolm Gillis, Ervin Kenneth Zingler Professor of Economics and past president of Rice University, explores the future of quantum computing and nanotechnology. James R. Von Ehr II, founder, chairman, and CEO of Zyvex Instruments, describes his vision of nanotechnology and what it can achieve.
IBM scientists have created the smallest 3D map of the earth - so small that 1,000 maps could fit on a grain of salt*. The scientists accomplished this through a new, breakthrough technique that uses a tiny, silicon tip with a sharp apex -- one million times smaller than an ant -- to create patterns and structures as small as 15 nanometers at greatly reduced cost and complexity. This patterning technique opens new prospects for developing nanosized objects in fields such as electronics, future chip technology, medicine, life sciences, and opto-electronics.
In research that gives literal meaning to the term "power suit," University of California, Berkeley, engineers have created energy-scavenging nanofibers that could one day be woven into clothing and textiles.
Stanford researchers have reclaimed bragging rights for creating the world's smallest writing, a distinction the university first gained in 1985 and lost in 1990. The researchers encoded the letters "S" and "U" (as in Stanford University) within the interference patterns formed by quantum electron waves on the surface of a sliver of copper. The wave patterns even project a tiny hologram of the data, which can be viewed with a powerful microscope.
This video footage from Elsevier shows the 2nd international colloids conference “Colloids & Nanomedicine 2012” held at Amsterdam.
A video by Industrial Research Limited regarding the use of mathematical modelling for nanotechnology. Nanotechnology is a new technology based on the manipulation of individual atoms to form structures and devices that have new and unusual different properties.
Think thousands of times smaller than the width of a hair or a piece of paper and now you're at the nano scale of science. A Rushford company is using new nanotechnology to manufacture reinforced tools. Rushford Hypersonic is Minnesota's first rural nanotechnology company. It uses a process that was created and patented by scientists at the University of Minnesota.
The Sykes Group at Tufts University uses scanning tunneling microscopy to study molecular rotation to determine if individual molecules can be used as nanomachines.
The new virus-produced batteries have the same energy capacity and power performance as state-of-the-art rechargeable batteries being considered to power plug-in hybrid cars, and they could also be used to power a range of personal electronic devices, said Angela Belcher, the MIT materials scientist who led the research team.
Nanotechnology opens up a whole new world of research as it involves controlling the nanoscale sequence of atomic elements and molecules and has been put to practical use in many industrial fields and in recent years many beauty products which use nanotechnology have been released in Japan. This video looks into the world of Japan's high-tech cosmetics.
Rheologists have created a new way of bullet-proofing clothes using shear-thickening fluids. This shear-thickening liquid is actually a mixture of hard nanoparticles and nonevaporating liquid.
The surface of lotus leaves has an uneven structure, which creates a layer of air that repels water. When Seimei Shiratori was a student, he thought this structure could be applied in daily life. So Shiratori started observing the nanoworld. By making these thin films, we are trying to produce surfaces that are repellent or ultra-repellent to water and oil.
Learn about where our energy comes from, which energy sources are running out, and how nanotechnology is helping us find cleaner, safer, and renewable sources of energy to fuel our future.
Rheologists have created a new way of bullet-proofing clothes using shear-thickening fluids. This shear-thickening liquid is actually a mixture of hard nanoparticles and nonevaporating liquid.
First there was VHS, then DVD. Now, Blu-ray is the hottest trend in home video. Nanotech correspondent Alex Fiorentino reveals how scientists at the Swinburne University of Technology in Australia have invented a new optical technology that could change the face of home video yet again: data storage in five dimensions. Watch this videocast to learn more about these high-capacity discs and find out how soon they will be available
The nanotechnology episode helps to define a technology that uses knowledge of atoms and molecules to enhance modern life through product development and medical research. The 30-minute presentation explores the technology and the related career opportunities with experts in the field.
An introduction to the world of nanotechnology and the use of photolithography. Shot at Cornell Nanoscale Facility and produced for Too Small To See.
This webinar from Hosokawa Micron shows the classification of dry powder and appropriate fabrication techniques for manufacturing them .
Nansulate is a patented nanotechnology coating which blocks heat transfer and reduced energy use.
In this video three new spectrometers from Shimadzu are introduced. The three spectrometers are LCMS8080, LCMS 8040 and GCMS-TQ8030. The GCMS-TQ8030 spectrometer is ultra fast triple quadrupole gas chromatograph mass spectrometer.
This video shows Professor Silvio Aime from the Molecular Imaging Center at the University of Torino, discussing the future of molecular imaging within the fields of MRI.
The Gracias Lab at The Johns Hopkins University has developed a relatively easy, precise, and cost-effective process by which the 2D templates of semi-tethered "faces" can self-assemble into controlled 3D structures by utilizing the natural phenomena of surface tension as well as thin-film stress.
Presented by MANCEF and the University of Utah Center for Engineering Innovation at the Grand America Hotel, Salt Lake City, COMS 2014 is the 19th edition of the international conference on commercializing micro- and nanotechnology.
At an event marking the five-year anniversary of the Wake Forest University Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials, Wake Forest Professor David Carroll discusses the future of nanotechnology research at the University and around the world.
University of Oregon physicist Hailin Wang talks about his lab's success using a laser to help virtually freeze vibrations in an experimental oscillator.
This video is the third part of an in depth series of video looking at nanotechnology and the consumer. Wilson Center Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies director David Rejeski reviews nano consumer products, health and safety oversight mechanisms, and public opinion research.
This video from Micromeritics shows the Dynamic Vapor Sorption technique which is based on the gravimetric determination of vapor interactions.
This video shows an ultra high performance liquid chromatograph Nexera X2 from Shimadzu.
RIKEN Institute's Tajima Nano Materials Research Laboratory is researching techniques to reinforce carbon fiber reinforced plastics using fullerene derivatives.
TurboBeads magnetic nanoparticles are used to magnetically extract a dye (methylorange) from drinking water
Ralph C. Merkle is a pioneer in public key cryptography, and more recently a researcher and speaker on molecular nanotechnology and cryonics. In this three part series of videos from Ralph Merkle he examines molecular nanotechnology and nanoengineering
The power of molecular manufacturing -- Nanotechnology -- is huge. It has the potential to slow, stop, prevent or reverse aging. Yet, some fear that exploration in Nanotechnology may backfire and become a means of mass destruction. Is there a way to tap into the power of Nanotechnology without opening diabolical Pandora's Box?
This webinar from Hosokawa Micron shows the examination of protein shifting of peas, wheat, various legumes and faba beans.
A natural product found in both coconut oil and human breast milk lauric acid -- shines as a possible new acne treatment thanks to a bioengineering graduate student from the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering. The student developed a smart delivery system published in the journal ACS Nano in March capable of delivering lauric-acid-filled nano-scale bombs directly to skin-dwelling bacteria (Propionibacterium acnes) that cause common acne.
NIST's conducts its nanosoccer competitions and demonstrations in conjunction with RoboCup, an international organization dedicated to using the game of soccer as a testing ground for the robotics technologies of the future. NIST's goal in coordinating competitions between the world's smallest robots-known as nanobots (nanoscale robots)-is to show the feasibility and accessibility of technologies for fabricating MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS), tiny mechanical devices built onto semiconductor chips and measured in micrometers (millionth of a meter).
Video demonstration of thermal ability of EPX-4 by Industrial Nanotech.
Help is on the way for people with a fear of needles. Monash researchers have designed a drug delivery device that does away with injections.
This extensive video presentation examines "Minimal Manufacturing" using inkjet technology and special materials like nano metal pastes to direct form three-dimensional structures anywhere on a substrate.
This video shows the voice coil linear positioning stage from H2W. It has dual mounting options and optional air cooling that allows the stage to achieve higher continuous forces.
Nanowires and nanocrystals represent important nanomaterials with one-dimensional and zero-dimensional morphology, respectively. Here I will give an overview on the research about how these nanomaterials impact the critical applications in faster transistors, smaller nonvolatile memory devices, efficient... Read More

This video shows that the Hosokawa Micron Group is the pioneer of Active freeze drying (lyophilization).
This video shows cryo preparation system PP3010T for SEM from Quorum Technologies. The cryo preparation techniques for scanning electron microscopy have become essential for the observation of wet or ‘beam sensitive’ specimens.
In this video H2W introduces a fully vacuum compatible four axis positioning gantry. The brushless linear motor is used to drive XY axes of DR positioning stages.
This video shows the BJH adsorption and desorption using MicroActive reporting software from Micromeritics.
Imagine if a piece of paper powered your cell phone or cd player. That's the latest piece of amazing technology that researhcers at RPI, New York have come up with. The new battery, that looks like a piece of paper could one day provide a lightweight power source for electronics and other devices. The prototype square battery would be printed like a newspaper.

Morph is a concept demonstrating some of the possibilities nanotechnologies might enable in future communication devices. Morph shows how future mobile devices might be stretchable and flexible, allowing the user to transform their mobile device into radically different shapes. It demonstrates the ultimate functionality that nanotechnology might be capable of delivering: flexible materials, transparent electronics and self-cleaning surfaces.

UNL chemical engineers create a super-sensitive device that can "feel" individual cancer cells, leading to major benefits in cancer detection and treatment, as well as advances in robotics.
Nanotechnology can help provide clean water for NASA astronauts, disaster relief teams, and field clinics. The CEO of a Vermont nanotech start-up company drinks water out of the Charles River to make his point and MOS tests the water filtering device in front of a live NECN audience.
Poultry is a big business in South Carolina and favorite food for many Americans. Dr. Jeremy Tzeng, a microbiologist at Clemson University, and his colleagues are using nanotechnology to keep chickens and consumers healthy. Chickens can get diseases and illnesses and a handful of chicken can spread throughout a facility housing thousands.
NanoSafeguard was recently highlighted on Seattle's King 5 (NBC) evening news as one of the first companies effectively harnessing the power of nanotechnology for consumer applications. See some of their products in action and learn from one of the foremost experts in the field about the industry's seemingly limitless opportunities.
Scientists at the University of Bristol are turning to nature in their attempts to further their research into Nano-science and at University of Bath they're applying Nano-science to investigate new lighting technology.
Hakuto exhibited the "SMI500 Microscope System for Nanofabrication", a new focused ion beam device from SII Nanotechnology, at the 2009 Micromachine/MEMS Exhibition.
IBM researchers are using light in computer chips instead of electricity and wires to send information between the chip cores. The result are computer chips as much as 100 times faster, using 10 times less power than wires, potentially allowing hundreds of cores to be connected together on a single chip, transforming today's large supercomputers into tomorrow's tiny chips while consuming significantly less power.
This video shows the BET transformation using Micromeritics’ MicroActive reporting software.
The world's most powerful particle accelerator will be launched on Wednesday (September 10) at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN), based in Geneva. The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is in an underground ring tunnel of 27 kilometres (17 miles) beneath the French-Swiss border. Scientists will recreate conditions just after what was known as "The Big Bang" by colliding two beams of particles at close to the speed of light in a bid to understand the origins of the universe.
This video shows the interview with Jeremy Warren, CEO from NanoSight. He describes about the EU definition of the nanomaterials, which is more than 50% of 100nm in number distribution.
The Stanford Nanoelectronics Group presents "Nanotechnology - Carbon Nanotube Electronics", a short educaitonal video on nanotechnology and carbon nanotubes (this video made possible by the National Science Foundation).
The Biodesign Institutes Hao Yan uses DNA as a nanotechnology building block for biosensors, bioelectronics and human health applications.
At 10,000 times smaller than the width of a human hair, you can't see nanoparticles, but you can find them in everyday products like sunscreen and clothing. But environmental and health concerns are mounting about exposure to nanomaterials, sparking a growing debate about their possible regulation.
MicroGen Systems is developing a product that will scavenge energy from naturally occurring vibration (e.g. a vibrating car), and extend the lifetime of rechargeable batteries or replace them all together for low power meshed and non-meshed wireless sensor network (WS) applications.
This webinar from Hosokawa Micron Powder Systems discusses the benefits and limitations of paddle mixing, ribbon blenders, tumble blenders, high versus low shear applications, screw mixers and other devices used for mixing applications.
Dr. Sawamura of the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) presented a bio-sensor that uses a semiconductor diode structure at the nano tech 2009 show. This bio-sensor uses a metal-insulator-semiconductor diode formed on a silicon substrate, and NIMS is targeting applications of the bio-sensor for research and detection of infectious diseases and such. NIMS is already advancing with the development of technology to mass produce the bio-sensor and is targeting practical applications within two and a half to three years.