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TechEd 2014: Nanotechnology - the way of the future

Sathya Mithra Ashok | Sept. 12, 2014
Solid objects that are invisible to the naked eye, powering devices with your own sweat, reversible adhesion that will enable devices to be attached to anything, anywhere – these were some of the ideas discussed by University of Auckland senior lecturer Dr Michelle Dickinson in her hour-long session on nanotechnology at Microsoft's TechEd 2014.

For all its capabilities though, nanotechnology is not yet at a stage where there are little animated robots with arms and legs walking around.

"Will nanobots take over the world one day? Yes. But they don't exist today. All we have currently are inanimate nanotechnology," said Dickinson.

Her highly interactive session was part of the second day of Microsoft's TechEd 2014 taking place in Auckland this year. The four-day event will bring together around 2000 IT developers, tinkerers, vendors and partners to discuss the latest developments in Microsoft and its technologies.


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