A body of technology in which products and other objects are created through the manipulation of atoms and molecules. "Nano" refers to a billionth of a meter, which is the width of five carbon atoms.

Articles on that refer to Nanotechnology

Empowering the Really Little Guys By Glenn Harlan Reynolds
Testimony of Ray Kurzweil on the Societal Implications of Nanotechnology By Ray Kurzweil
Molecular Manufacturing and the Developing World By Don Maclurcan
It's a Small, Small, Small, Small World By Ralph C. Merkle
Top News of 2002 By Ray Kurzweil and Amara D. Angelica
The Drexler-Smalley Debate on Molecular Assembly By Ray Kurzweil
Engines of Creation 2.0: Advice To Aspiring Nanotechnologists By K. Eric Drexler
Molecular Manufacturing: Societal Implications of Advanced Nanotechnology By Christine Peterson
Safe Utilization of Advanced Nanotechnology By Chris Phoenix and Mike Treder
Reinventing Humanity By Ray Kurzweil

News Articles that refer to Nanotechnology

Drexler vs. Smalley on molecular assembly
CRN Task Force releases 11 key essays on nanotech impacts; hosts discussion forum
Nanotechnology Expert Analysis: Huge Impacts from Tiny Tech
Let the Nanotech Wars Begin!
Kurzweil testifies at House hearing on societal implications of nanotechnology
Engines of Creation 2.0 published as free ebook
A 'man on the moon' challenge for nanotech
Nanotech exploding, says new report
Feynman prizes announced
Bolder nano R&D needed to reduce foreign-oil dependence: Von Ehr

Related Links

K. Eric Drexler
Engines of Creation
Nanotechnology Timeline
LA Times article - Beyond Silicon Valley


The Foresight Institute
Foresight Institute's goal is to guide emerging technologies to improve the human condition. Foresight focuses its efforts upon nanotechnology, the coming ability to build materials and products with atomic precision, and upon systems that will enhance knowledge exchange and critical discussion, thus improving public and private policy decisions.

Institute for Molecular Manufacturing
The Institute for Molecular Manufacturing (IMM) is a nonprofit foundation formed in 1991 to carry out research aimed at developing molecular manufacturing (molecular nanotechnology).

The Zyvex Corporation
Zyvex is the first molecular nanotechnology development company. We are creating technology for atomically precise manufacturing.

HP Labs
HP principal laboratory scientist Stan Williams is working within another universe altogether, one made of molecular-sized wires and switches too tiny to see.

Nanotechnology Research at IBM
Opening new frontiers for computing sometimes means looking in places where we cannot see anything... at least with the naked eye.

Sci.Nanotech at Rutgers University
Nanotechnology is a (projected) technology of design and fabrication of mechanisms at the molecular level. How will it work, how soon is it coming, what difference will it make?

Nanobiotechnology Center at Cornell University
In creating the Nanobiotechnology Center, we established a Science and Technology Center devoted to nanobiotechnology. Nanobiotechnology is an emerging area of scientific and technological opportunity that will meld nano-microfabrication and biosystems to the benefit of both.