Written by wyncode on 29th December 2014, 10:00 AM

In the future, nanotechnology will likely be used to create ink that conducts electricity, creams that will more effectively protect skin from ultraviolet light, and tiny machines with the ability to deliver medications. Furthermore, experts speculate that code will be utilized to develop software programs that manage and test some types of nanotechnology.

Improving Screens

When an LCD is used, ions may accumulate in one section of the screen, and in some cases, electric charges are created. These issues are generally caused by crystals that have been poorly arranged. If nanoparticles are utilized to create an LCD, the molecules are much less likely to trap ions because of their especially small size.

Protecting Wires

Several years ago, scientists began to design nanotubes that are made of carbon, and these products could be used to safeguard electric wires on satellites or in terrestrial environments with especially low temperatures. The nanotubes have a high level of thermal conductivity, and interestingly, the molecular bonds in these materials share many properties with the chemical bonds of graphite.

Safer Sunscreens

Currently, many sunscreens are made with harmful chemicals that could negatively affect a person’s hormones, and most of the ingredients in these lotions only block UVB rays. Recent studies have indicated that sunscreen with nanoparticles may be able to prevent UVA rays and UVB rays from penetrating the skin more effectively than sunscreens that are made of zinc oxide.

Detecting Diseases

If a particular type of germ is present in the body, the immune system will naturally create a large amount of unique antibodies that are designed to fight the disease. Two years ago, scientists began to develop nanotechnology that can detect an increase in the number of certain antibodies before any symptoms of an illness have become apparent.

Using Micropumps

In August 2014, a new report suggested that small pumps with nanosensors could detect changes in the blood sugar of a patient with diabetes. If the levels of blood sugar drop, these devices are able to automatically release a controlled amount of glucose. The patient will rarely have to replace the pumps because they will also be fueled by glucose.