Get Started Today!  217-475-0226

Decatur Computers Inc. Blog

Decatur Computers Inc. has been serving the Decatur area since 2001, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Taking a Closer Look at Nanotechnology

Taking a Closer Look at Nanotechnology

Over time, we’ve seen technology be developed into smaller and smaller sizes. One of the most notable examples of this is the computer. Computers used to be so large that they would take up the whole room, but nowadays, thanks to the developments in technology manufacturing, they take up a fraction of the space that they did not so long ago. What’s even more amazing is that this development has simultaneously increased performance while making technology take up a considerably smaller amount of space.

What is Nanotechnology?
The actual meaning of nanotechnology can be seen by analyzing the specific parts of the word. The prefix nano means “one billionth,” which is derived from the Latin nanus, or “dwarf.” Technology isn’t a unit of measure, but nano in this context means that the technology will be measured in terms of nanometers. For reference, a strand of DNA is about two nanometers in diameter. Nanotechnology is typically used to describe technology that is somewhere between one and one-hundred nanometers.

Nanotechnology, due to its size, operates on a different set of physics than the majority of the world does. As a result, major changes can happen without it being realized.

Why This Technology Isn’t More Popular
Despite the many potential uses of nanotechnology, there are major challenges that the “technology” faces. According to Dr. George Tulevski, a researcher at IBM’s TJ Watson Research Laboratory, nanotechnology development has slowed considerably since the major advancements made in the 1980s.

Tulevski believes that progress can be resumed through the use of carbon nanotubes. According to the researcher, these nanoscopic tubes made of carbon can magnify a computer’s performance tenfold. However, a computer chip will need billions of these, which makes for a complicated setup.

The Solution
Chemistry provides a solution to this dilemma by providing a way to arrange circuits in a better way in the final product. Nanotechnology can be used to provide a myriad of technological and practical benefits, including medicine delivery, fuel production, more efficient electronics, and cleaner natural resources. If leveraged properly, nanotechnology can change the world.

How can nanotechnology help some of the systems that you utilize every day? Let us know in the comments.

Tech Term: Routers, Defined
A Clean Office is a Successful Office
 

Comments

No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Thursday, 24 May 2018
If you'd like to register, please fill in the username, password and name fields.

Captcha Image

Mobile? Grab this Article!

Qr Code

Tag Cloud

Tip of the Week Security Best Practices Privacy Technology Network Security Business Computing Hackers Android Malware Google Cybersecurity IT Support Smartphone Business Management User Tips Internet Ransomware Software Tech Term Backup Email Small Business Managed IT Services Data Data Recovery Productivity Efficiency Data Backup Windows 10 Phishing Communications IT Management Business Cloud Cybercrime Artificial Intelligence Blockchain Antivirus Mobile Device Management Cost Management Network Hard Drive Computer Update Saving Money App Hardware Outsourced IT Innovation Data Security Gadgets Money Search Microsoft Office Social Media Gmail Business Technology Touchscreen Spam Save Money Vulnerabilities Word Digital Microsoft Passwords Bandwidth Collaboration Start Menu Law Enforcement Patch Management Scam Holiday Browser Websites Laptop Data Management Smartphones Tech Terms Data loss Hacking Business Continuity Disaster Recovery Project Management Access Control Mobile Device Data Protection BDR Alert Data Breach Office 365 Windows Applications IT Services Apps VPN Encryption Server Internet of Things Operating System Facebook Bitcoin Maintenance SaaS Remote Monitoring Social Engineering Password Database Multi-factor Authentication Equifax Computer Care Robot Nanotechnology Google Calendar Mobile Technology Excel Tactics Device security Startup Unified Threat Management Upgrades Document Management Augmented Reality Outlook SharePoint Disaster Tip of the week Vendor Mangement Addiction Website Computing Infrastructure Access Screen Reader Google Docs Virtual Reality Distributed Denial of Service Running Cable Business Mangement Legislation Unified Communications Networking Solid State Drive WiFi Telephone Systems Spyware Communication Budget Company Culture Redundancy Freedom of Information Knowledge Cortana Cabling IT Support HTML Virtualization Printing Business Cards Software as a Service Wireless Tablet Consultant Analytics Conferencing Identity Theft News Virtual Assistant Managed IT Services Apple Government Uninterrupted Power Supply How to Chromebook Comparison Desktop Fake News Worker Google Drive Devices Emails Legal Downtime Virus Big Data Backup and Disaster Recovery Managed Service Provider Google Maps Hard Drive Disposal Cloud Computing Telephony Samsung Compliance Bluetooth Downloads Piracy History Specifications Unified Threat Management YouTube Automation Emergency Microsoft Excel email scam VoIP Regulations Wireless Headphones VoIp Software License IBM Television Settings Hosted Solutions Automobile Printer Mobile Security Vulnerability Cryptocurrency Audit Mobile Devices Accountants Cleaning Mobility Mouse Best Practice Administration Employer-Employee Relationship Paperless Office Two-factor Authentication DDoS Training eWaste Time Management Corporate Profile Computers Information Technology Managed IT Unsupported Software Multi-Factor Security Windows 10 Marketing Twitter Office Users Office Tips CrashOverride

Latest Blog

In business, everything is measured. Every minute is quantified in order to run the most profitable business possible. When measuring data the measurements you’ll most hear are in bits and bytes. Today, we’ll get into the various ways bits and bytes are used to describe the ...

Latest News

Decatur Computers Inc. is proud to announce the launch of our new website at http://www.decaturcomputers.com. The goal of the new website is to make it easier for our existing clients to submit and manage support requests, and provide more information about our services for prospective clients.