What if you could use your phone to test the air for toxins? What if you could monitor your health simply by blowing on it? Sounds amazing, right? Nanosensor technology developed by NASA Ames is going to make that a reality.
When you shrink wires down to nanometers in diameter, their resistivity normally grows exponentially — a trade-off which many have predicted will be Moore's Law's undoing soon. But a new, single-atom thick wire could change that.
The Blue Morpho butterfly shines such a brilliant blue it almost seems electric. Its secret? Microscopic holes that play with light in an incredible way. And by using nanotechnology, we can replicate those same effects on printed objects, like money. Bling!