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.