What isn’t nanotechnology good for is more like it. But what is nanotechnology? According to the National Nanotechnology Initiative, nanotechnology “is science, engineering, and technology conducted at the nanoscale, which is about 1 to 100 nanometers.” In other words, it’s the study of incredibly small things. This concept can be applied to all manor of disciplines: ever heard of nanobots?
Recently University of Houston researchers announced the discovery of a new nanotechnology-based solution that could increase oil recovery. See this article for more information.