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February 4th, 2005

Why The Old Rules Don't Apply

Nanotech derives much of its power from transformations that occur when matter is reduced to the molecular dimension. For example, breaking down a chunk of a material into nanoparticles vastly increases its surface area, often by a factor of millions. This makes it dramatically more reactive -- quicker to ignite or melt and absorbing more faster. Think of a spoonful of confectioner's sugar dissolving instantly in a cup of coffee, while a sugar cube in another cup has barely begun to lose its sharp corners.


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