An electronic chip based on nanometer scale pores designed to study the properties of single biomolecules Image credit: Jacob Rosenstein and Prof. Kenneth Shepard

The word “nanos” is Greek for dwarf, and over time “nano” has come to refer to anything small, like the iPod nano. In science, however, it has a very precise definition: 10-9, or a billionth.

The rise of Internet search engines like Google has changed the way our brain remembers information, according to research by Columbia University psychologist Betsy Sparrow published July 14