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January 15th, 2007
How does a tech-based economy help parts of Wisconsin that aren't destined to become the next Silicon Valley or to attract millions of dollars in medical research grants? For an answer, let's take a virtual tour of Imago Scientific Instruments in suburban Madison.
Imago is a shining example of Wisconsin's growing expertise in nanotechnology, which is unlocking the chemical, electrical, and optical secrets of molecules and atoms. A nanometer is one-billionth of a meter, or about 1/80,000th the diameter of a human hair. Viewed another way, a nanometer is about 10 times the diameter of a hydrogen atom.
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