Author: Laurie

Flight

Written on 1 Dec09 Sitting on a packed plane, on the tarmac at Heathrow. The rain driving outside. The air-conditioning turned up so high the air is visible, turbulent clouds billowing from the air ducts, trying oh-so-desperately to clear the stale in-flight smell left behind by thousands of passengers. There’s another odour present, like hard cheese. I think...


Nanotechnology?

Nanotechnology. Its one of those words you hear bandied about, but often in a slightly sinister, futuristic, matrix-style context. But what exactly is it? Well, “nano” comes from the Greek word for “small”. And “technology” is pretty much self-explanatory! So nanotechnology is just the application, science and engineering of the very small. How small?...