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What's so Special About Nano - Whats so Special About Nano...

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What’s so Special About Nano?
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It Seem to be Everywhere!
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Everyone’s talking about it . . . Nanotechnology will change the  very foundations of cancer  diagnosis, treatment, and  prevention. --”Going Small for Big Advances”   U.S. Department of Health and Human  Services.
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. . . and the unique properties of nanoscale devices. “ . . . novel naonodevices . . .” - National Cancer Institute “Nanoparticles demonstrate distinctive characteristics . . . - Bayern Innovativ “ . . . unique properties imparted by ultra-small particles.” - Consulting Resources Corporation “ . . . matter often exhibits very different properties when it is considered on the granular, as opposed to bulk, scale.” -Managing Automation Magazine
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Why should making something small make such a big difference?
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At different scales, different things are important Initial Cost Who can use it Safety Insurance Ease of use Cost of operation Repair cost Meet needs?
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A Macro-scale Example: Gravity vs. Air Resistance
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