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The nanotechnology revolution is here—we just haven’t noticed yet

A man displays a paper nanotech sensor at the Somalytics booth during CES Unveiled ahead of the CES tech show, Monday, Jan. 3, 2022, in Las Vegas. The thin sensors can be used in a variety of touchless technologies. (AP Photo/Joe Buglewicz) (AP)Premium
A man displays a paper nanotech sensor at the Somalytics booth during CES Unveiled ahead of the CES tech show, Monday, Jan. 3, 2022, in Las Vegas. The thin sensors can be used in a variety of touchless technologies. (AP Photo/Joe Buglewicz) (AP)
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  • For years, engineers have made microchips ever smaller and more powerful. Now they’re applying the technology to a host of miniature marvels

Before there was a “metaverse," before there were crypto millionaires, before nearly every kid in America wanted to be an influencer, the most-hyped thing in tech was “nanotechnology." “Nano-," for those who could use a refresher, means “one billionth," and nanotechnology generally refers to materials manipulated at an atomic or molecular scale.

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