Some of the biggest advances in medical technology may soon come from devices built on the nanoscale.
Nanotechnology: Super Small Science
"Nanotechnology: Super Small Science" is a six-part series that shows viewers how atoms and molecules that are thousands of times smaller than the width of a human hair can be used as building blocks to create future technology.
Caltech's Julia Greer is proving that using big and heavy materials is not the only way to build strong, robust structures.
How could something only billionths of a meter thick defend against water, dirt, wear, and even bacteria?
You may have nanotechnology in your pocket and not even know it.
Paul Alivisatos' team at the University of California, Berkeley, is working to develop a new type of solar cell using nano-sized crystals called quantum dots.
Why is something only billionths of a meter in size so important?