18 October 2007

Answer to subquestion

Nanotechnology of the future

To me this Xplore cycle has been an extremely important and rewarding experience, this term having chosen topic: Nanotechnology of the future. I chose this particular subject as I had an interest in that field, the broadness and complexity of this subject has allowed me to chose and specialise in a particular part of nanotechnology. This being the uses and implications of nanotechnology when applied to non-living matter, meaning things like: wood, steel, fabrics, etc.

While researching I had discovered that I could not just research into the uses nanotechnology in non-living matter without branching off into living things, humans in particular. This is because nanotechnology used in non-living matter is applied, to benefit living organisms. For instance to use nano to create surfaces that do not require cleaning would benefit us human’s everyday lives. So once again I decided to settle more on how may this technology benefit humans.

The applications of nanotechnology are endless, for instance you could strengthen materials for better durability, create better medical treatments and help strengthen human muscles. All these are purely for the benefit of humans in the future.

We may not be sure where nanotechnology is headed in the future, but we can be sure that whatever changes that may occur will all headed in a positive direction.

To improve the quality of life…

for the many generations to come.


17 October 2007

response to question: How does / can nanotechnology benefit humans?

How does /can nanotechnology benefit humans?

How does /can nanotechnology benefit humans? Nanotechnology is part of our future, most important and promising of all is the ability to help and improve the quality of our lives. Currently nanotechnology is benefiting us in very small ways, but the research could make nanotechnology a large part of the future. Most human diseases could be eradicated down to the molecular scale. This (I feel) is the true way to eradicate the disease entirely. There shall be no more room for human errors. Right now this technology is quite expensive, but hopefully in the future we could make this technology cheap and readily available. This would not only make medical treatment better, but also easy to use in third world countries (if there are any

There could also be many other uses for it, not just medicine. Some could be trivial, such as a imvisiblity cloak. A

Nanotechnology can be implemented in more ways than possibly imaginable, It should make our lives better in the future. Nanotechnology can solve many of humanities problems, not just one

deadline is closing in

The deadline for us to finish our presentations is Thursday periods5&6. We have just started the presentation today, hopefully we can also finish it today.

We also have to do our 200 word blog response to our question.

So many deadlines... too little time


15 October 2007

Last week of Xplore

This is the third week of Xplore (in other words the last week). We have been set quite a few deadlines today. First of all is our the answer to our basic questions. I finshed it first , then Abel and Benson is doing it right now. Right now we are waiting for Benson to finish his answer to the basic question so we can all submit it to Mr Arcaro.

Right now we are beginning to start on our final presentation, we will possibly use windows movie maker but we could change our minds.


12 October 2007

Raw Data

Yesterday we submitted our raw data to Mr Arcaro so he could put it onto our site. We are also beginning to evaluate our information for our final submission.

Benson Chan
Abel Tan
William Yu

11 October 2007

Submitting our raw data

Today we submitted our raw data to Mr Arcaro, now we have to simplify the data and put it into a eye firendly format, such as in microsoft publisher.

We did quite an amount NewScientist (http://technology.newscientist.com/channel/tech/nanotechnology) especially useful. As it has past and present articles about the forefront of nanotechnology research. This has helped us much. AS we cannot just rely on jsut one source


Science Magazines

Today we went to the library to find background information on our topic, in the end we could not find anything even relating to the subject, so we decided to make use of the Internet. The site which we used was http://www.newscientist.com/ It was a site which involved mainly about the newer branches of science. We found this website extremely informative.