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Nanotechnology may offer alternative to radiation for cancer patients

Nanotechnology is the study of the control of matter on an atomic and molecular scale. Generally nanotechnology deals with structures of the size 100 nanometers or smaller, and involves developing materials or devices within that size.

Nanotechnology is extremely diverse and spans many subfields such as nanomaterials, nanomedicine, molecular self-assembly and nanotechnology, nanoelectronics, and many others. It is already applied in hundreds of consumer products to enhance colour and durability of paints or make socks less smelly etc…

Researchers are now focusing on nanotechnology to develop new cancer treatments that could one day replace radiation and chemotherapy. Scientists can use nano particles, created in the laboratory and delivered deep into the body, that would recognize, target, and kill tumor cells.

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Time June 29, 2019 at 8:48 AM

It’s a pretty hot topic for discussion. While there are some big names in tech who aren’t super worried about it, like Mark Zuckerberg, others are worried robots are about to take over. Elon Musk has been calling for AI oversight for a while now, and has even created Open AI, to guide the technology in the right direction.

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