Science and technology on the scale of a nanometer--one billionth of a meter--is revolutionary. Nanotechnology refers to the ability to manipulate individual atoms and molecules, making it possible to build machines on the scale of human cells or create materials and structures from the bottom up with novel properties. Nanotechnology could change the way almost everything is designed and made, from wrist computers more powerful than any desktop computer available today to vaccines to objects not yet imagined. Nanotechnology research is a national priority and UT-Austin is at the forefront of this incredibly important frontier with its Center for Nano and Molecular Science and Technology. Join the Center’s director, Dr. Paul Barbara, for an exploration of what nanotechnology is and can be and how researchers at the University of Texas are helping to shape our nanotechnology future

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