Affects of nanotechnology on foods

We have been using nanotechnology to boost the productivity of crops for the last few years to ensure that they grow faster, larger, and last longer.  Most of that technology has been used to in soil in things like fertilizer and growth enhancers.  Now the question is what kind of impact does this have on the animals and humans that feed and eat these foods that were initially affected by the nanotechnology.  To be honest it will probably take researchers years to come up with any real data to analyze the impact.

Nanotechnology & LED TV

The Nano LED is a more powerful and efficient LED solution. Besides reducing the optical loss – it is able to recover light leads to less heat built up within the diode. This allows LEDs to be packed closer together.  This also helps increase the lifespan of the light longer. Nano LEDs have a wider range of color temperature.

This technology was used in television display screens.  The technology as  resulted in a new generation of LED TVs. At first LED televisions were not real LED, they were actually LCD TVs with LED back lighting from the sides. Gradually, true LED television panels were produced.

It was nanotechnology, that gave LED television their full array of colors to work behind panels of microscopic light emitted by LEDS.  This allow light to dispersed more evenly giving the displayed picture more definition than ever before.  It also gave the picture better clarity that looked smoother.  With the nano technology, manufactures were able to make thinner television panels that were also lighter.  In due time, this technology will allow us to add lighting to tiny particles.  For example, some scientists have discover a means to install lighting particles into leaves of tress which are able to emit light at night.


One of the most important sense that all human have is the ability to see.  The eye allows us to visual the world around us.  Its importance is profound.  Its also one of the abilities that begin to deteriorate as we get older.  The common age related condition affecting the eye is cataract.  Cataract is caused by alterations in the protein structure of the lens in our eyes.  As proteins form it causes the light to scattering and the lens can no longer transmit a clear picture to the retina where it can be processed and sent to the brain.  Over 40% of adult by the age of 65 have cataract.  Its the most common form of blindness.  Cataract can be treated through surgery.  The success rate of cataract surgery by a eye doctor is dependent on his or her ability to target and remove certain proteins and particulars that block the lens.

With the application of nanotechnology to the eye lens, researchers are experimenting with to target specific intracellular mechanisms within the eye.  This is allowing doctors and researchers to understand the arrangement of proteins on the lens.


Nanomedicine iss the application of nanotechnology towards the medical field. This area of focus will some day enable doctors to treat their patients advances that were unheard of 10 years ago.  This application to the medical field includes the development of new types of sensors and analytical tools, as well as nanoscale methods of delivering therapeutic drugs or diagnosing disease. This allows researchers to abserve the application and results of their studies in unique ways.

Many of the exciting advances within nanotechnology are beginning to be harnessed by the medical field. Nanoparticles and nano-engineered substances have been used for drug delivery and similar systems have been used to target disease causing agents and tumor cells. Furthermore, nanoparticles, such as fluorescent quantum dots are beginning to be explored for advanced imaging and diagnostics.