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reports on how a car company is experimenting with nanotechnology in the quest for environmentally friendly vehicles, how a museum exhibit (created by an artist and a scientist) helps get the word out about the implications of nanotechnology for health care and other fields, and how GPS chips in some cell phones let businesses track delivery drivers and parents keep track of kids. (Online NewsHour, National Science Foundation)

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Interesting Fact:

Nanotechnology is the manipulation of matter at a scale of 1 to 100 nanometers. Using nanotechnology we can control molecules at an atomic level and create materials with unique properties. A nanometer is a billionth of a meter. The prefix nano is Greek for dwarf. As a reference point, a hair is approximately 100,000 nanometers. A red blood cell is approximately 10,000 nanometers. See diagram below.
A series of large kaleidoscopes are embedded in the outer wall of the inner cell.

Inner cell

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