The AZoNano.com "Nanotech Thought Leaders" series is a collection of articles that cover the key technology areas where Nanotechnology is making an impact and where it will make an increasing impact. All the articles are written by experts who have been invited as recognised leaders in their fields to provide a "state of the art" contribution.
Information storage is such an important aspect that it has been pioneering the development of information technology. As one of the most promising subsets, optical data storage has led to a series of revolutionary advances in this area.
There has been a lot of talk in the mainstream media regarding fuel cell powered vehicles as a greener and cleaner alternative to petrol engines over the past few years. A major obstacles to this revolution is the cost of hydrogen fuel cell power plants.
Optical lithography has driven many of the advances in nano-scale manufacturing, with its ability to print ever smaller features as the technology matures.
RNA interference (RNAi) is a powerful strategy for suppressing gene expression in a sequence-specific manner. This strategy offers new potential opportunities for treating various diseases by addressing otherwise 'undruggable' targets.