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December 27th, 2004

Rebuilding Things Atom by Atom

Abstract:
Nanoscience expert Chad Mirkin discusses the promise of supersmall materials, what breakthroughs are likely, and what's just hype.

"You're going to see everything from stain resistance in clothing to high-tech medical diagnostic applications and revolutions in semiconductors. It means vastly more powerful computers. Even the cosmetic industry is interested in these materials. They can be used to make tailor-made cosmetics. Nanotechnology involves rebuilding the earth as we know it, atom by atom."

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