What does nano mean?

What does nano mean?

Nano means very, very small.

When it comes to making your body work, nano-materials are very important.

A nanometre is one millionth of a millimetre. Your fingernail is about one millimetre thick. There are a lot of nano-materials making up your finger nail!

Nanotechnology scientists move atoms and molecules around to make amazing new technologies.

Nanotechnology is already in products like sunscreen. It's also involved in lots of important technologies, such as tiny medical tools that can detect disease in seconds, powering computers and green technology.

To find out more about nanoscience, visit NanoZone.

To see what else you can do with nanotechnology, have a look at World's smallest periodic table.