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Sawyer went on to earn degrees in engineering and nanotechnology before starting a Houston company called Rebellion Photonics, which develops high-tech cameras to detect gas leaks in oil installations.
About four years ago, Dais had lined up a Chinese company to help develop its business in nanotechnology that helps produce clean water.
The company uses nanotechnology and high-powered microscopes to analyze individual hair strands.
The Diamond Age foresaw the future of nanotechnology in 1995.
Image In his years in public education, Alain E. Kaloyeros was one of New York’s biggest success stories, parlaying his expertise in nanotechnology to become one of the state’s most powerful and highest-paid employees.
Of the six, Anatoly Chubais remains closest to the Kremlin as head of the Russian state nanotechnology company Rusnano.
Heller’s laboratory designs nanotechnologies that improve the detection and treatment of cancer.
Topics include material advancement, cost-effective chemical solutions for sustainable production and nanotechnology innovations for offshore drilling.
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Nanotechnology, or nanotech for short, deals with matter at a level that most of us find hard to imagine, since it involves objects with dimensions of 100 billionths of a meter (1/800th of the thickness of a human hair) or less. The chemical and physical properties of materials often change greatly at this scale. Nanotechnology is already being used in automobile tires, land-mine detectors, and computer disk drives. Nanomedicine is a particularly exciting field: Imagine particles the size of a blood cell that could be released into the bloodstream to form into tiny robots and attack cancer cells, or "machines" the size of a molecule that could actually repair the damaged interiors of individual cells.
NANOTECHNOLOGY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of nanotechnology for English Language Learners
: the science of working with atoms and molecules to build devices (such as robots) that are extremely small
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