Science and research

Nanotechnology is the science of very small structures called nanomaterials and nanoparticles and the techniques of their production and research. The size of nanoparticles can be compared to thousandths of the thickness of a human hair.
The Anthropocene is an epoch in which we observe active human intervention in the processes that drive the geological evolution of the planet. It is humans who are modifying the parameters of the planetary system by changing the climate, degrading soil, acidifying oceans, disrupting biochemical cycles, and contributing to the loss of biodiversity.