nano·​tech ˈna-nō-ˌtek How to pronounce nanotech (audio)

Examples of nanotech in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Nevertheless, several industrial research efforts (notably at Belgian nanotech research firm Imec, France’s CEA-Leti, and Intel) are developing technology that would build the two types of transistors in CMOS logic—NMOS and PMOS—one on top of the other. IEEE Spectrum, 21 July 2020 By utilizing a blend of AI, biotech and nanotech, these platforms could optimize growth in low-gravity, high-radiation environments, ensuring sustainable food sources for astronauts and future space pioneers. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 29 Nov. 2023 That job will be immeasurably more difficult if the media—in particular cable news—ever decide to make nanotech their fear du jour. Jason Daley, Discover Magazine, 2 Oct. 2011 Meanwhile, across the country at Caltech, another group of researchers is taking nanotech straight to the genes. Andrew Moseman, Discover Magazine, 22 Mar. 2010 From adaptive nanotech to flexible building materials, Hoberman has created surprising and inventive designs at every scale. Jess Grey, WIRED, 16 Aug. 2019 Tony brags that the chest device powers new nanotech that allows the suit to generate and regenerate on Tony’s body. Eliana Dockterman, Time, 27 Apr. 2018 Not nanotech, not 3-D printing, not artificial intelligence, but gene engineering. Tom Shippey, WSJ, 14 Apr. 2017 His new book, Earth: The Sequel (with Miriam Horn), spotlights the most promising climate solutions, from nanotech to flying windmills. Amanda Griscom Little, WIRED, 25 Feb. 2008

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First Known Use

1991, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nanotech was in 1991

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“Nanotech.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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