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What if by using microscopic robots 100,000 times thinner than a human hair we could seeks out and eliminate disease, illness and injuries? It may sound crazy, but with the invention of nanotechnology, it's becoming more and more possible. Nanotechnology—or manipulating matter at the molecular level (one billionth of a meter)—has the power to take science to yet unseen heights. For example, the world's dependency on oil may dwindle with advanced projects researchers are working on to create solar cells five times more efficient than regular silicon particles found in fossil fuels. Nanorobots are often utilized by the scientific community for their atomic size and ability to assist doctors-in-training in tracking bodily processes, for scientists to better facilitate medical testing and even to potentially repair injured DNA. Tiny magnets known as nanomagnets can attach themselves to metallic particles and pollutants in water—such as 99 percent of deadly arsenic—helping to better conserve and recycle stressed resources while making drinking water cleaner and safer.

The concept of nanotechnology may seem unreal, but its application and potential are unlimited when it comes to the advancement of science. These microscopic vessels, be they magnets or robots, are opening more and more doors for scientific breakthroughs that benefit people worldwide. From treatment for disease, to a decrease on foreign oil, to conserving the Earth's natural resources: nanotechnology is the future—and it's likely here to stay. Learn more about this amazing new science and how it's quickly changing the world.

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Find out how nanotechnology can enhance solar panel efficiency in this report from green tech, Joel Johnson.
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Nanotechnology - Nanobots will one day navigate our bloodstream repairing blood vessels. Here's a realistic recreation! Dont forget to subscribe to our nanotechnology playlist!
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Invisibility cloaks, bulletproof suits and cancer cures, we enter the minuscule world of nanotechnology with these 10 awesome facts. Click to Subscribe.. http://bit.ly/WTVC4x 10 Curious Facts About Taste: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9TpW24uCVo&list=PLec1lxRhYOzvy5GFfvGYitqrL2KgOwdBJ&index=61 10 Technologies That Could Enslave Humanity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MuXRr46CnE&list=PLec1lxRhYOzvy5GFfvGYitqrL2KgOwdBJ&index=66 10 Unsolved Mysteries Of the Brain:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hZ98an9wjo&list=PLec1lxRhYOzvy5GFfvGYitqrL2KgOwdBJ&index=114 Music = Stupido by Gareth Johnson Where else to find All Time 10s... Facebook: http://ow.ly/3FNFR Twitter: http://ow.ly/3FNMk Minds: http://www.minds.com/Alltime10s Here are our 10 favorite videos from 2013.. Hope you have enjoyed them! :D - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLec1lxRhYOzvM9EGqneSSWZTdn7WFlR63
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Nanotechnology documentary with a simple explanation on the basics of Quantum Mechanics. Follow us; Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DigitalPhilosophy Google Plus: http://plus.google.com/digphilosophy Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/DigitalPhilo
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Nanotechnology is being used for military applications, specially for unmaned droned air surveillance. This video is a small documentary on the military applications of nanotechnology being currently researched for war. Don't forget to subscribe to Digital Philosophy or check out the Nanotechnology Playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8qI0uXwsdWAXxZ5g5Xm0JB9XhvTrbcGM&action_edit=1
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Dr. Kaku addresses the question of the possibility of utopia, the perfect society that people have tried to create throughout history. These dreams have not been realized because we have scarcity. However, now we have nanotechnology, and with nanotechnology, perhaps, says Dr. Michio Kaku, maybe in 100 years, we'll have something called the replicator, which will create enormous abundance. Transcript-- Throughout human history people have tried to create utopia, the perfect society. In fact, America, the American dream, in some sense was based on utopianism. Why do we have the Shaker movement? Why did we have the Quakers? Why did we have so many different kinds of religious movements that fled Europe looking to create autopia here in the Americas? Well, we know the Shakers have disappeared and many of these colonies have also disappeared only to be found in footnotes in American textbooks, and the question is why? One reason why is scarcity because back then the industrial revolution was still young and societies had scarcity. Scarcity creates conflict and unless you have a way to resolve conflict, your colony falls apart. How do you allocate resources? Who gets access to food when there is a famine? Who gets shelter when there is a snowstorm and all of the sudden you've eaten up your seed corn? These are questions that faced the early American colonists, and that's the reason why we only see the ghost towns of these utopias. However, now we have nanotechnology, and with nanotechnology, perhaps, who knows, maybe in 100 years, we'll have something called the replicator. Now the replicator is something you see in Star Trek. It's called the molecular assembler and it takes ordinary raw materials, breaks them up at the atomic level and joins the joints in different ways to create new substances. If you have a molecular assembler, you can turn, for example, a glass into wood or vice versa. You would have the power of a magician, in fact, the power of a god, the ability to literally transform the atoms of one substance into another and we see it on Star Trek. It's also the most subversive device of all because if utopias fail because of scarcity then what happens when you have infinite abundance? What happens when you simply ask and it comes to you? One of my favorite episodes on Star Trek is when the Enterprise encounters a space capsule left over from the 20th century, the bad 20th century. People died of all these horrible diseases, and many people froze themselves knowing that in the 23rd century or so they'll be thawed out and their diseases will be cured. Well, sure enough, it's the 23rd century now. The Enterprise finds a space capsule and begins to revive all these people and cure them of cancer, cure them of incurable genetic diseases, and then one of these individuals, however, was a banker. He is revived and he says to himself, "My God, my gamble worked; I'm alive; I'm in the 23rd century," and he said, "Call my stock broker; call my banker; I am rich; I am rich; my investments, they have been sitting there in the bank for centuries; I must be a quadrillionaire!" And then the crew of the Enterprise looks at this man and says, "What is money; what is a bank; what is a stock broker? We don't have any of these in the 23rd century," and then they say, "If you want something, you simply ask for it and you get it." Now that's subversive. That's revolutionary because if all utopiansocieties vanished because of scarcity and conflict, what happens when there is no scarcity? What happens when you simply ask and you get what you want? This has enormous philosophical implications. For example, why bother to work? Why bother to go to work when you simply ask for things and it comes to you? ... Remainder of transcript here: http://bigthink.com/ideas/48030 ... Directed / Produced by Jonathan Fowler & Elizabeth Rodd
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Nanotechnology Documentary. Nanotechnology and its applications are revolutionizing medicine, healthcare and the philosophy of healthcare in unprecendented ways!
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Nanotechnology cancer treatments use tiny particles to unleash poisons into cancer cells without the harmful side effects of chemotherapy. Learn how nanotechnology is improving cancer treatments with information from a doctor in this free video on cancer. Expert: Dr. David Cathcart Bio: Dr. David Cathcart specializes in occupational medicine and has an in-depth knowledge of cancer, as well as experience dealing with cancer patients and treatment for multiple years. Filmmaker: Johnny Cathcart