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The Incredible Shrinking Circuit

RESEARCHERS HAVE BUILT NANOTRANSISTORS AND NANOWIRES. NOW THEY JUST NEED TO FIND A WAY TO PUT THEM ALL TOGETHER

By Charles M. Lieber

The Art of Building Small

RESEARCHERS ARE DISCOVERING CHEAP, EFFICIENT WAYS TO MAKE STRUCTURES ONLY A FEW BILLIONTHS OF A METER ACROSS

By George M. Whitesides and J. Christopher Love

Shamans of Small

Like interstellar travel, time machines and cyberspace, nanotechnology has become one of the core plot devices on which science-fiction writers draw

By Graham P. Collins

Plenty of Room, Indeed

There is plenty of room for practical innovation at the nanoscale. But first, scientists have to understand the unique physics that governs matter there

By Michael Roukes

Of Chemistry, Love and Nanobots

How soon will we see the nanometer-scale robots envisaged by K. Eric Drexlerand other molecular nanotechologists? The simple answer is never

By Richard E. Smalley

Nanobot Construction Crews

Nanotechnology visionaries find out how difficult it is to develop minuscule robots that can treat diseases or perform pollution-free manufacturing

By Steven Ashley

Less is more in Medicine

SOPHISTICATED FORMS OF NANOTECHNOLOGY WILL FIND SOME OF THEIR FIRST REAL-WORLD APPLICATIONS IN BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH, DISEASE DIAGNOSIS AND, POSSIBLY, THERAPY

By A. Paul Alivisatos

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