Nanotechnology is an amazing type of technology that can be small it is invisible to the naked eye and can be very powerful for their size.  The world's smallest computer, appropriately named CuBox, is just 2x2x2 inches and weighs around 90 grams, which is incredible for a desktop computer.  This is just one of the many different amazing inventions because of nanotechnology. 

What is Nanotechnology?

Nanotechnology is the branch of technology that deals with dimensions of less than 100 nano-meters, especially the manipulation of individual atoms and molecules.  Nanotechnology, or the idea of it anyways, was first talked about on December 29, 1959 by Physicist Richard Feynman with a talk at the California Institute titled, "There is Plenty of Room at the Bottom."  A sort of branch of nanotechnology is Nanoscience.  Nanoscience is basically the science and studying of Nanotechnology.  There are both pros and cons to Nanotechnology, and the pros and cons are pretty evenly balanced, and in some cases, the cons outweigh the pros.  

Who Started Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology is an amazing field who's idea reaches back as far as the 1959, with a talk delivered by physicist Richard Feynman at the California Institute. This talk was the spark that ignited the fire we know today as Nanotechnology.  

Pro's and Con's of Nanotechnology

1.) It could be used to lessen casualties in battle by having doctors equipped with Nano-Technological Medical Equipment on hand at the battlefield.  

2.) We could also lessen casualties by having enhanced body armor for the the troops by using

Nanotechnology may seem like it is a really great thing, and on paper it is a great thing for making advances in Science and the Medical field, but what about when it gets Militarized?  The Armed Forces could battle with minute weapons that could potentially have twice the power of the guns we have today.  This could have both pro's and con's.  Some pro's of Militarized Nanotechnology are:

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a year ago

Jackson Palkovic

a year ago

Good job. Nice use of images. Would like to see some more examples of nano in action.