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March 30, 2013
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What is Nanotechnology?

Nanotechnology Definition and The Medical Field

The term nanotechnology is rarely used and even less understood.  So what exactly is nanotechnology?  To get to the root meaning, lets take a look and the origin of the word.  It comes from the greek language and it can be interpreted to mean “dwarf”.  While many people immediately think of product miniaturization in products like cell phones, laptops, tablets, and computer chips, the more commonly known nanotechnology deals with an area of scientific advancement that deals with microscopic particles.   This perfectly describes this “field of science” since it deals with atoms and matter than can’t be seen by most microscopes let alone the naked eye.  In fact, this field of science wasn’t advanced until the invention of microscopes which were powerful enough to give a good inside look in the 1980’s.  Anyways, nanotechnology deals with manipulating and changing at extremely small scales.  Essentially it deals with the overall knowledge of small atoms and molecules which make up the building blocks of life.…