Somebody around the world just had to say goodbye to a loved one because of cancer.
According to the World Health Organization, cancer is the second leading cause of death globally and was responsible for an estimated 9.6 million deaths in 2018. That’s insane.
If we scale that to North America, that would be like if the entirety of New York City were to die and then after that ANOTHER million people.
So what’s going on?
Over the course of humanity, our bodies along with the advancements made in technology have been able to eradicate a multitude of diseases including smallpox, polio, measles, mumps and at this point in time even almost malaria! Yet despite the billions upon billions of dollars that have been put to cancer research, and the decades of research into the disease, there still isn’t a cure for…
Have you ever wondered how Siri is so darn smart?
Me: “Hey Siri, what’s the average weight of an African bush elephant?” *Snickers*.
(Less than two seconds later…)
Siri: “The typical weight of an African bush elephant is 2000 to 6100 kilograms”.
It’s crazy how virtual assistants like Siri and Alexa can practically understand almost anything you ask them. Not only that, but they also reply with extremely accurate responses to some pretty comprehensive questions.
So the million-dollar question… How do they do it?
The answer is machine learning.
Virtual assistants work off of two main technologies — speech recognition and natural language processing. …
If you ask the average person to tell you what “nanotechnology” or “nanosensors” are, they’ll probably shrug their shoulders in confusion. If you ask a Marvel fan the same question, you might get an interesting answer along the lines of Ant-Man’s shrinking powers or Iron Man’s nanosuit from the latest Avengers movie.
However, if you ask the question to a seasoned professional within the nanotechnology field, they will tell you that nanotechnology and nanotech devices such as nanosensors are the future of miniaturized technology.
Before diving into the complex space of nanosensors, we should first grasp nanotechnology as a whole.
If we break the actual word down, we are left with “nano” and “technology”. …