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The latest ‘big thing' in new product technology is actually a very small thing – nanotechnology. And, it is opening up a floodgate of opportunities in the invention and innovation of new products and processes. As the global economy's fastest growing information sector, nanotechnology offers applications for nearly every conceivable industry.
What is nanotechnology? Nanotechnology is the engineering of functional systems at the molecular scale. And it provides the means to develop systems and materials to be built with exacting specifications at the molecular level.
Every inventor and innovator should follow the development of nanotechnology because it represents the state-of-the art of what technology can accomplish. Still in its infancy, nanotechnology is bringing about rapid advancements in biology, chemistry, engineering, computer science and physics.