Kristin: We sometimes struggle to effectively describe the nanoscale world. Here is an animation from Molecular Expressions at the Florida State University that takes you in leaps of powers of ten from light years to 100 attometers (that’s 10-16 metres). What I found most interesting is how familiar everything looks until you reach the nanometre scale. This makes it a good illustration of the different properties inherent in nanoscience.
Originally published on Blog@NanoVic for Nanotechnology Victoria.