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According to the American Heritage Dictionary, nanotechnology is defined as the “science and technology of building devices, such as electronic circuits, from single atoms and molecules.” Nanotechnology is an extraordinarily popular and immensely promising field. Ever since its creation in 1959 (when Richard Feynman gave the first speech about building machines with atomic precision) nanotechnology has been gaining speed. However, nanotechnology didn’t really make it into the mindset of the public until 1989, when IBM spelled out their company’s logo in individual atoms. Then, in 2000, President Clinton created the U.S. National Nanotechnology Initiative. Today, the United States spends almost a third of the public’s money on nanotechnology. Whether we like it or not, nanotechnology is quickly becoming a part of our everyday lives. .
Nanotechnology can be found in many everyday things, from baseball bats (Easton’s Stealth bat uses carbon nanotube technology) to sunscreens (over 300 sunscreens on the market today contain zinc oxide or titanium oxide nanoparticles). With all of these “nanoproducts” out on the open market, it is important that you educate yourself on the subject of nanotechnology. That is the purpose of this site. We hope that each and every person that views this site will walk away with a clearer understanding of nanotechnology. So feel free to explore this site and learn about everything that nanotechnology has in store for you.