The science and technology of building devices, such as electronic circuits, from single atoms and molecules. (noun)
Examples of word nanotechnology
And the term "nanotechnology" is broad and encompasses many different techniques and ambitions, which, some on the panel argued, make generalisation, for good or bad, unhelpful.
The innovation within nanotechnology is what has allowed the nanoantennas to be efficiently embedded to absorb energy in a flexible and inexpensive material.
A recent survey conducted by members of the Cultural Cognition Project at Yale Law School found that eight out of ten Americans have no clear understanding of the term nanotechnology - however, nine out of ten hold an opinion about its benefits and risks.
"All the advice I get," Willets said, "is that behind the word 'nanotechnology' there is a range of nanotechnologies, with different risks and in different sectors, which do not require an equal level of regulation."
Harris & Harris Group focuses solely in making initial investments in "tiny" technologies, which it defines as nanotechnology and microsystems.