One day, your doctor may tell you to eat two teaspoons of quantum dots and call her in the morning. Well, sort of. Quantum dots are ultra-tiny chunks of superconducting crystal, whose electronic properties can be fine-tuned depending on just how tiny they are. They're used in a variety of applications, including…
What if you could treat conditions ranging from Alzheimer's to blindness, all with a flash of light? Researchers think it's possible — and they plan on using tiny particles called quantum dots to do it.
I've all but accepted my iPhone will never take Matt Buchanan-esque photos in low light. Hell, even in good light the results are oftentimes dull and grainy. Luckily an enhancement, like all things from the fantastic future, is almost here.
Scientists have developed a new type of semiconductor structure—using microscopic crystals called magnetic quantum dots—that could more than double current hard drive storage capacity. That's just for starters.
This surreal, beautiful short movie looks like gooey light effects at a dance party, but it actually demonstrates how nanocrystals work. The brilliant colors in you see in the liquid are actually millions of tiny crystals emitting light.
For a long time, cancer screening has been difficult and invasive. Doctors had to use invasive surgical procedures and unreliable tests. Now, scientists have harvested the power of quantum semiconductors to test for very early signs of cancer.