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Taming High-Tech Particles

Cautious steps into the nanotech future

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11:07am, March 26, 2002

There are countless ways in which particles having microscopic dimensions could transform medicine and science. From the tiniest of circuits to the finest of filters, technologies made with such nanomaterials just might be the solution for shrinking the computer chip or removing microscopic contaminants from water. These particles, which have dimensions of billionths of a meter,

might deliver drugs to targets inside individual cells or perhaps serve as components

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