Learning About Nanotechnology for Nanonewbies

Nanonewbies Presentation (part I) [from 29 April 2009]
Nanonewbies Presentation (part I) [from 04 December 2008]

GDT::Nanotech:: SmallBlog::Nano! Nano! The Power of Small

Nanotechnology is the world of the very, very, very small. The SI prefix nano stands for one one-billionth (10-9) of something. For example, one nanometer is 0.000000001 of a meter. The following definition comes from Ratner's book Nanotechnolgy: A Gentle Introduction to the Next Big Idea: "Nanoscience is, in its simplest, the study of the fundamental principles of molecules and structures with at least one dimension roughly between one and 100 nanometers."

There are an infinite number of definitions for nanotechnology, which in turn makes it difficult getting started with respect to learning about nanotech. Rice University has been and continues to be a leader in nanotechnology/nanoscience research/education. {The Richard E. Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology}

Resources [external hyperlinks]
Nano.gov:: National Nanotechnology Initiative
AzNano.org:: Arizona Nanotechnology Cluster
CRNano.org:: Center for Responsible Nanotechnology
Nanodot.org:: Nanotechnology News and Discussion of Emerging Technologies
Foresight.org:: Preparing for Nanotechnology
NanotechWeb.org:: Nanotechnology Resources Online
SmallTimes.com:: Big News in Small Tech  |  Howard Lovy's NanoBot
Wikipedia.org:: Nanotechnology
Nanotech-Now.com:: Your Gateway to Everything Nanotech [added 07 January 2005]
OReillyNet.com:: Tim O'Reilly on Nanotechnology at the Foresight Gathering [31 May 2003]
PLOS.org:: Public Library of Science
Rice.edu:: Richard E. Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology
Northwestern.edu:: Institute for Nanotechnology
USC.edu:: Professor Len Adleman
Wisc.edu:: Exploring the Nanoworld
Groups.Google.com:: sci.nanotech Usenet Group

E-Drexler.com:: Engines of Creation [K. Eric Drexler, 1986]
WOWIO.com:: Engines of Creation 2nd Edition [free e-book]
Safari.OReilly.com:: Nanotechnology: A Gentle Introduction to the Next Big Idea [Mark & Daniel Ratner, 2002]

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