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,
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.