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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.
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(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
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(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"
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[ˌnænəʊtɛkˈnɒlədʒi] nnanotechnologie f
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While, there is a general linkage between the basic research and the commercial development of nanotechnologies, Motoyama and Eisler (2011) declared that it is a hard task to link the national research made in basic science with national economic productivity.
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UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova presented the UNESCO Medal to the eight laureates for the 'Development of Nanoscience and Nanotechnologies' at UNESCO Headquarters on 10 April 2015.
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According to The Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies, thousands of unregulated and unlabeled consumer products containing nanocompounds are currently being marketed.
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Hence, an aim of secondary science education should be the development of scientifically literate citizens and scientists capable of contributing to and using nanotechnologies in informed and responsible ways.
Because the science and marketing of nanotechnologies are evolving at a rapid pace, the aim here is to present the current evidence to date in a way that addresses a series of questions that will be important to consumers, industry, policymakers and others in the United States as nanotechnologies for food applications become increasingly developed and commercialized.
There are more than 1,300 consumer nanotechnology products available, from tiny computer processors to antimicrobial wound coatings, tallies the advocacy group Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies (PEN), and a $3.15 trillion worldwide market for them will emerge by 2015, estimates Lux Research--meaning people can't afford to remain ignorant about such an important topic.
The global market for nanotechnologies is projected to grow at a CAGR of around 20% till 2013, says "Nanotechnology Market Forecast to 2013" an analytical study by RNCOS.
The findings of the study conducted by the Cultural Cognition Project at Yale Law School in collaboration with the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies, have important implications for garnering support of the new technology.
The report was jointly conducted by the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies and by Peter D.