Create your own odor resistant, anti-bacterial socks

Bacteria is responsible for foot odor.  And, while you can easily purchase these readily online, you can also easily create your own.

Here's a fun project for the home chemist.   You'll need a plain white pair of socks and pure silver nanoparticles.


You can find complete instructions here:

The perfect nanocube

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology are creating the perfect nanocube, a test subject which can be subjected to various environmental stimuli to determine the true environomental, health and safety risks of using nanoparticles.  Until now, no uniform 'test subjects' had been available. 

And, while this is welcome news, maybe the event is coming too late as nanoparticles are already common place in many industries.  If some risk is found as a result of testing, what will be the fallout? 


3D Nanotech Solar Cells

My friend was telling me the other day he knows they are working an 3D solar cells. Basically, instead of a flat panel, this is a 3D panel, like a mini cube.It can collect light from above and from the sides. It is flexible, and can be molded into different shapes.

Also, apparently, it is more efficient because if some of the light is reflected off of a neighboring cell, it may be partially collected by another cell instead of being lost. 

Has anyone heard of this? Is it true?

Nanotech 'second skin' could protect soldiers from chemical threats

Advances in nanotech have allowed research into materials that actively detect and shut out harmful molecules, or even shed layers like real skin. It could be a lifesaver for soldiers and emergency workers...

They call the fabric they're working on a "hybrid functional material," and it's made of a combination of carbon nanotubes and specially designed nanoparticles. It's designed not just to block out unwanted agents, like poisonous gas molecules and spores, but to be normally breathable as well in less dangerous situations.

Sunlight turns ice water to steam using nanoparticles

Sunlight and itsy bitsy flecks of metal or carbon are all that’s required to quickly vaporize icy-cold water, according to researchers who recently unveiled a new steam-generating process that could revolutionize industrial practices without the hangover of greenhouse gas emissions...

Aimee Copeland Flesh Eating Bacteria Amputation and Prosthetics?

By now most have probably heard about the poor young woman in Georgia who was cut by a zip line wire, got a flesh eating bacteria infection, and has had limbs amputated and is in nearth-death condition. I just read another article with an update on her condition and they even had to remove some of her abdomen and have removed/will remove her fingers!

I can't say enough how tragic this is and how much I feel for her and her family.

But, in a severe case like this, can people get prosthetics to make a recovery, or is there simply too much missing?

Fringe Nanogenes

Are nanogens like on the TV show Fringe possible?

Fringe Episode Nanogenes

They are the type of nanogenes that "heat up" when exposed to movement. In the show, the victims spontaneously combusted when they were first exposed to nanogenes then started walking. Apparently this motion activated the nanogenes, causing them to heat rapidly. The victims ended up smoldering and dying within seconds.

Bionic Eyes

I Just saw an article that states there is technology being perfected that will essentially give people bionic eyes. There will be a camera outfitted into a pair of glasses with external processors which will send inages to electrodes inplanted in the eyes. From there, those signals will be sent to the processors in the brain which affect vision.

Sounds very high tech and it sounds like it will work.

What do you think?

Nanotechnology Could Change Solar Power Industry

Magnolia Solar has created a way to vastly improve the efficiency and power output of solar panels, using nanotechnology.

In short, the new technology collects more than just the visible spectrum of light. The new cells collect visible, infrared and ultraviolet. Basically, they have widened the window of effective radiation absorption.

Will 5G Networks Bring Wearble Devices?

Will 5G networks, perhaps 10 years down the road, bring micro-device capabilities that could perhaps allow tiny "smart phones" and other connected devices to be embedded in to clothing?


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