The American Society of Mechanical Engineers is an organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing, career enrichment, and skills development across all engineering disciplines, toward a goal of helping the global engineering community develop solutions to benefit lives and livelihoods. They have produced a pretty good video that explains what exactly is Nanotechnology… This video is on the ASME site here. We have been approached many times with the question: “What is Nanotechnology… really??” Nanotechnology began with a talk entitled “There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom” given by Physicist Richard Feynman at the American Physics Society meeting at CalTech on December 29th, 1959. It was in this talk that Dr. Feynman presented a process in which scientists would be able to manipulate and control individual atoms and molecules.
Experts from universities and institutes from around the world attempt to answer one of science’s most vexing questions: “What exactly is nanotechnology?” They provide an overview of nanotechnology and its many uses and applications in today’s world and in the future and provide insight into the most pressing issues in the field today.