During any given auto race, what transpires on the track is just one of several contests taking place--especially in Formula 1. There are pit crews, of course, but behind the scenes are teams of technicians in high gear at keyboards and screens. Their real-time monitoring and adjustments come from the highest technology available. Yet in the opinion of IEEE Spectrum’s Nanoclast, there’s room for improvement; it begins and ends with nanotechnology. Formula 1 and nanotechnology isn’t a pairing that breaks ground. As we’ve told you in the past, the adaptation potential...
Graphene Paper 10 Times Stronger, 6 Times Lighter Than Steel
Nanotechnology, the study of materials and engineering on a molecular scale, has the potential to completely change the vehicles we drive. We've looked at self-healing polymers that can eliminate scratches in paintwork, plastics injected with millions of tiny air bubbles to reduce their weight...Antony Ingram
Nanotech Conference Aims To Push The Envelope In Formula 1, Other Motorsports
Nanotechnology is still a science that lives largely in the realm created by Hollywood. Sure, there are practical, real-world applications right now and more on the horizon, but for the most part they're not the nanobots-swimming-in-your-blood type. They're more the...Nelson Ireson