Still in its early stages, nanotechnology has the potential to change our world. What is it and how could it be used in the future?
- Nanotechnology is engineering on the smallest scale.
- Nanotechnology works to alter and enhance the properties of atoms and molecules.
- When elements are reduced to a nano-size, they display radically different chemical and physical properties.
- Silver is normally unreactive, but nano-silver is a strong antibacterial agent and is used to manufacture wound dressings.
Engineering has reached the smallest possible scale – nanotechnology.
It works at the scale of atoms and molecules to alter or enhance their properties.
Nanotechnology is already used widely in everyday products from cosmetics to tennis rackets.
Nanotechnology has the potential to create products that are smaller, lighter, stronger, smarter, cleaner, less ...
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