Why Growth In Nanotechnology Matters To Insurers

Law360, New York (September 9, 2013, 12:20 PM EDT) -- Nanotechnology, an all-encompassing term for nanoscale science, engineering and technology, is the understanding and control of matter at dimensions of roughly 1 to 100 nanometers. One nanometer is one-billionth of 1 meter. The following examples help provide a sense of prospective:

There are 25,400,000 nanometers in an inch

  A sheet of newspaper is about 100,000 nanometers thick

  On a comparative scale, if a marble were a nanometer, then 1 meter would be the size of the Earth.

  Nanosized particles exhibit unique properties relative...
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