Getting the Measure of Nanotechnology

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Science  19 Nov 2004:
Vol. 306, Issue 5700, pp. 1309-1310
DOI: 10.1126/science.306.5700.1309

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In the realm of the very small, measurements lose their certainty, and materials don't behave as they should. As chipmakers get to grips with circuits too small to measure, researchers are exploiting the oddities of the nanoworld to make new measuring devices.