‘Nanotechnology’ literally means technology that is very small. One nanometer is onebillionth of a meter or the width of about 5 atoms.‘Nanotechnology’ refers to technology that takes place at this very tiny, sub-atomic level in robotics, chemistry, physics, information and communication technology, and molecular biology. Why is nanotechnology so revolutionary? Because at the nano-scale all matter is the same. All things, both living and non-living, are
constructed of atoms.
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