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Nanotechnology and its applications

Nanotechnology and the manipulation of matter

Nanotechnology is the act of purposefully manipulating matter at the atomic scale, otherwise known as the "nanoscale".

Coined in 1974 by Norio Taniguchi at the University of Tokyo, nanotechnology is actually a multitude of rapidly emerging technologies, based upon the scaling down of existing technologies to the next level of precision and miniaturization. In the future, it will likely include the of building machines and mechanisms with nanoscale dimensions, referred to as Molecular Nanotechnology (MNT).

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