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Grade Level: SrH-Adult
Producer: KNH Productions
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 34 mins
Country of Origin: Canada
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2005
Available in French: No

One nanometer is tens of thousands of times smaller than the width of a human hair or 500 times smaller than the wavelength of visible light! Within the past 20 years, the development of tools to manipulate objects on the nanometer scale gave scientists a great power to create new materials with unusual properties, atom-by-atom. This new field is called Nanotechnology.

Sensationalized through science fiction and the media, nanotechnology is often misunderstood by the general public. Will nano-sized robots perform molecular surgeries? Will self-replicating nanostructure help clean the environment or destroy the planet?

"N” is for Nanotechnology" is a 30 minute documentary exploring the hypes, hopes and facts of this fascinating field as seen through the eyes of award-winning scientists, industry leaders and writers. Topics include: The History, Future Applications, Self-Assembly, Top-Down, Misconceptions, The Tools, Carbon Nanotubes.