Nanotechnology and Space


Nanotechnology is the science of developing materials at the atomic and molecular levels, typically with the goal of imbuing them with special electrical and chemical properties. It is expected to make a significant contribution to the fields of computer storage, semiconductors, biotechnology, manufacturing and energy production and management.

The introduction of systems using nanomaterials will revolutionize space exploration, research and resource development. By replacing conventional systems with nanotechnology-based systems, space operations will become less expensive due to the new systems' significantly reduced mass and power requirements.

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References

http://www.answers.com/topic/nanotechnology
http://www.foresight.org/nano/applications.html

Links

http://mmptdpublic.jsc.nasa.gov/jscnano/
http://www.nanotech-now.com/space.htm

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