The future of the screen is not scratch-resistant sapphire or 4K AMOLED displays. It’s the hairy forearm of the smartphone user.
Clay nanoparticles allow Miller Brewing to bottle its beer in plastic containers. The tiny reinforcements keep oxygen out and hold carbon dioxide in, which prevents the brewed beverage from spoiling. But consumer activists are concerned that nanoparticles in food packaging could also be a safety concern, even if they do come from something as innocuous as dirt.
The most advanced water and dirt repellent agent in the market. A competitor to never wet.
When a heavy bullet slams into soft body armor, it can cause a lot of damage even without penetrating the fabric. If that armor is coated with Nanorepel, the force will spread out over a much wider area, in effect cushioning the blow. At the moment of impact, a thin layer of organic molecules on the surface of each fiber freezes up, locking the sturdy strands in place. A company called First Choice Armor is using that technology in its N-Force line of vests, which hit the market in the summer of ’08.
Solgar’s exclusive Nutri-Nano Co-Q-10 is the most bioavailable form of Co-Q-10. It is shown to be more bioavailable than traditional Co-Q-10 and has been shown to be absorbed faster and more efficiently. The inclusion of Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) makes it a powerful anti-oxidant and cell protector. It was formulated with patent-protected and award winning technology.
As an everyday rechargeable battery releases energy, lithium ions wiggle out from a cobalt oxide cathode and race through a membrane to a carbon anode. Those devices are low in power, wear out quickly, and run the risk of catching fire or exploding.
MIT researcher Yet-Ming Chiang solved all of those problems by replacing the positive electrode with nanoparticles of a new material,lithium iron phosphate, which allows the ions to swiftly slip out and return just as quickly during a recharge cycle. Black and Decker and DeWalt have started using the batteries in high-end power tools, and they may appear in the Chevy Volt electric car by 2010.
If you coat your car in an ordinary polish, it will be covered with swirl marks and possibly an unsightly gloss or haze. By formulating their product with bits of carnauba (palm-tree wax) that are only nanometers wide, automotive cosmetics maker Eagle One says it’s able to make a coating that always goes on clear.
Since the carnauba wax particles are tremendously small, they appear transparent. Their minuscule size also lets them fill the tiniest flaws and adhere strongly to paint. Sunblock manufacturers accomplish the same trick using zinc oxide.
Gold nanoparticles can make the pink “get ready to be a parent” mark on home pregnancy tests much easier to read. When a woman gets pregnant, her body immediately starts making the hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG). As the potential mother urinates into a sample-collection area and the pee migrates to a test strip, some of the antibody-coated gold nanoparticles on the strip latch onto the hCG, migrate up the paper, and collect at an indicator line. If the chemical is not present in her urine, all of the pink nanoparticles will drift up the strip, past the pregnancy-indicator line to a second marker.
Nosebleeds can last for hours, but a bandage that has been infused with aluminosilicate nanoparticles–just roll it up and jam it in your nose–can stop them almost immediately. The inorganic specks, which are derived from kaolin clay, trigger the body’s natural clotting process. For years doctors have used the same substance to test their patients’ blood-clotting ability.
Two chemists at the University of California at Santa Barbara, Sarah Baker and April Sawvel, realized that the material could be used to halt severe bleeding. Their mentor, Galen Stucky, filed a patent and worked with Z-Medica to develop a product that can save wounded soldiers. The technology just hit the civilian market this year.
Oncolinx is developing targeted cancer therapeutics, that destroy cancer cells and not healthy cells, and thereby avoid many of the adverse side-effects of traditional chemotherapy.
WAVVE Stream Inc. produces patented technologies that significantly enhance contaminant removal capabilities for existing water filtration membranes and systems. Both the nanomaterial coating and hydrogel bead systems are a more effective and cost efficient solution for water filtration.
Initially started as a campaign on kick-starter, Liquidoff today ships to almost all the countries in the world. The first of its kind non toxic fully biodegradable dirt repellent system based on nanotechnology.
Neverfrost is a clear film that is applied by a professional on a vehicle’s windows & windshields, just like tinting. It is designed to protect windshields from natural and seasonal elements, such as insulating against summer heat, preventing frost during winters, and avoiding stone chips on windshields.
Neverfrost uses proprietary multi-layer nano-composites sandwiched in a single 100 micrometer thick film to protect windshields around the year.
GraphWear has developed a real-time dehydration, glucose, and lactic acid monitor without the need for blood or urine. Our patch analyzes your sweat in a wearable form factor (COGS<$10) which pairs with your smartphone. This is possible because of the high sensitivity of graphene, a cutting edge nanoscale material. The core of our technology is a patent-pending method for creating low-cost graphene devices (<$1 per sensor) developed by the founders during graduate school.
Exabyte.io is a team of top tier scientists and engineers building the fastest way to design and discover new materials.
In our vision, the next generations of microprocessors, solar cells, catalysts, batteries, alloys and composites are created not through long and expensive physical tests, but through fast and accurate software models.
Alnion’s product is low cost, non-invasive diagnostic appliance capable of early stage lung cancer detection.
Novel tools are required to address raising costs of lung cancer screening, treatment and the high false positives (96%) of current invasive tools. Our advanced e-nose technology offers solutions to all of these current shortcomings through highly sensitive and patented CNT technology by detecting patterns of VOCs in human breath, thus identifying lung cancer and it’s sub-histologies.
Navolta helps clients develop unique new nanomaterials where a substrate material is coated with an ultra-thin uniform film in order to convey unique new properties. With Navolta’s unique particle coating technology, the possibilities are huge.
Navolta’s coatings can be used to provide novel surface properties to your materials. For instance, adding a metallic layer of gold to an iron particle can provide a surface onto which you can attach biologically active ligands for use in biomedical applications.
Navolta’s coatings can provide environmental protection for your materials. For instance, adding a thin film of cobalt to your material can prevent oxidation.
Novel “digital alloys”.
Navolta’s coatings can allow you to produce novel “digital alloys”, coupling very different kinds of properties. For instance, coating a quantum dot with a thin film of a magnetic material can allow coupling of magnetic properties to optical properties.
Breega Capital, the first European venture capital fund (EuVECA) in France, is investing in European highly promising technology start-ups that can demonstrate a real market need for their solution via a minimum of traction and are looking for their first professional financing round of 500k up to 2M euros (seed+/series A).
Built around a team of entrepreneurs acting as an active business partner rather than a simple investor, Breega Capital brings, on top of cash, an industry and operational expertise as well as an international business development leverage to its portfolio.
At Cerahelix we have invented the first ceramic filter that filters at high purity and low pressure. Our filters save manufacturers money by reducing production costs while conserving both energy and freshwater resources.
Our product is a nanofiltration membrane that can remove impurities from water that are 100 times smaller than a virus. It uses 95% less energy than competing technologies, for example evaporation, and reduces costs while enabling manufacturers to produce higher purity products, save energy and conserve water.
Jeff Bezos is famously known for founding Amazon. But very few know about his company called Blue Origin, which to understand, is a competitor of SpaceX.
Yes, they make rockets. Reusable rockets.
Founded in 2000, yes that back, Blue Origin has today successfully tested and reused a rocket beating SpaceX in the endeavor of revolutionizing space industry with these ultra modern reusable rockets saving billions of money.
Launch. Land. Repeat. The video is titled on the website of Blue Origin.
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