Published: June 2006
Learn More
In Learn More the National Geographic magazine team shares some its best sources and other information to expand your knowledge of our featured subjects. Special thanks to the Research Division.

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National Nanotechnology Initiative
The National Nanotechnology Initiative focused world attention on the potential of nanotechnology. This site provides resources for understanding nanotechnology.

Consumer Goods
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars has prepared a list of more than 200 nanoproducts.

Richard Smalley Institute
This is a site from Rice University, a hub for nanotechnology research.


Ratner, Mark, and Daniel Ratner. Nanotechnology: A Gentle Introduction to the Next Big Idea. Pearson Education, Inc., 2003.

Understanding Nanotechnology. Scientific American, 2002.