Miniaturization to the Max: Nanotech Pioneer Lauded

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: October 10, 2003   View Article

Machines, medicines, and materials a mere fraction the width of a human hair may one day store trillions of bits of information, detect the onset of cancer, and restore a paralyzed limb.

But before the promise of nanotechnology is even modestly met, scientists must first learn how to make three-dimensional structures and tools at a scale much too small for even the deftest robots or nimblest human hands to manipulate.

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