3 Ways Scientists Can Unlock New Technologies by Working at the Nanoscale

What makes the nanoscale so special?

Artist’s conception of nanobots destroying microbes. The 3D rendering shows two white-colored nanobots approaching a red-colored microbe with surface proteins, readying to destroy it.
Artist’s conception of nanobots destroying microbes. Source: Marko Aliaksandr, via Shutterstock.

When science fiction fans hear “nanotechnology,” they might imagine a legion of tiny robots inside our bodies, fighting diseases and repairing cells to keep us healthy in ways our biology cannot. And although that’s not a reality today, scientists and engineers are taking…

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