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The science and technology of nanoscale devices and materials, such as electronic circuits, constructed using single atoms and molecules.

nan′o·tech·nol′o·gist n.


(ˌnænəʊtɛkˈnɒlədʒɪ) or


a branch of technology dealing with the manufacture of objects with dimensions of less than 100 nanometres and the manipulation of individual molecules and atoms


(ˈnæn ə tɛkˌnɒl ə dʒi, ˈneɪ nə-)
a technology executed on the scale of less than 100 nanometers, the goal of which is to control individual atoms and molecules, esp. to create computer chips and other microscopic devices.
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Noun1.nanotechnology - the branch of engineering that deals with things smaller than 100 nanometers (especially with the manipulation of individual molecules)
applied science, engineering science, technology, engineering - the discipline dealing with the art or science of applying scientific knowledge to practical problems; "he had trouble deciding which branch of engineering to study"


[ˌnænəʊtekˈnɒlədʒɪ] Nnanotecnología f


[ˌnænəʊtɛkˈnɒlədʒi] nnanotechnologie f


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Among the projects Bolonkin has been working on is development of the field of Femtotechnology, which involves the manipulation of nuclear matter from nucleons (neutrons, protons), electrons, and other nuclear particles.
Currently subatomic Femtotechnology is considered theoretical by most scientists -- who are still getting used to the concepts of nanotechnology, which involves the manipulation of matter on the molecular or atomic level.
Highlights of these papers suggest that in 2107 nanotechnology will be replaced by femtotechnology, the 22nd century will be paperless, the population will migrate to higher lands, crop cultivation will be done by robots, agriculture will be sustainable, the number of biological engineers will exceed other engineers, and ASABE will change to WSABE (World Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers).