nanoparticles

  • Forget BPA and asbestos, watch out for silver nanoparticles

    Especially around your junk. Now, silver nanoparticles are one of these technologies where the benefits have been proven (they’re antibacterial when mixed in fabrics, for instance) but not the risks, and there’s a good chance that there are serious risks. When bringing a new product like this to market, usually the entity bringing it has to show proof that it’s not… Read More

  • HP creates atomic memory

    HP Labs has built a “memristor,” a nanoscale component that can store data without power. It is far denser than current hard drives and faster than RAM memory. The components can function in digital model, on/off, or analog mode in which they’re set to a specific value. The unlikely invention of the memristor took about 40 years. It started in the early 1970s when… Read More