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So what exactly is nanotechnology? With that question there is a lot of answers. The definition of nanotechnology is, “the branch of engineering that deals with things smaller than 100 nanometers (especially with the manipulation of individual molecules)”Nanotechnology will allow the construction of smaller circuits and computers. Smaller circuits will run faster enabling much faster computer speeds, and will give them much greater lives as well. That means a laptops efficiency could be increased by millions, living longer and working faster which would be more value for the money that you pay. I found an article on the internet from Royal society of chemistry that talks how nanotechnology will actually have a good impact on the environment in the future. It says “For the environment and energy, nanotechnology will have a significant impact. For instance, nanometer sized solar cells could be developed to provide much of the energy needed around the world and nanomaterial’s will increase the efficiency of fuel cells and batteries. I the future nanotechnology will be used to tackle environmental problems, new “green” processing technologies will minimize the generation of undesirable by-product effluent by curbing emissions.” Nanotechnology is a relatively new and emerging field of science, it was first alluded in 1959, but it remained largely theoretical until the 1980s. Inventing of the scanning tunneling microscope or STM allowed the first manipulation of individual atoms. In 1989 a major breakthrough came on the scene by IBM, they spelled out there corporate logo using just 35 atoms.
This chart that I got off of futuretimeline.net shows just how fast nanotechnology has grown in 44 years, and the trend they expect to see as it continues to grow. It’s…...

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