Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | May 23, 2012

Question of the Week #20: Future Technology

Question of the Week #20:

nanometer (one billionth of a meter) corresponds to the atomic and small molecular scale.

A picometer (one trillionth of a meter) corresponds to the subatomic scale.

What is one quadrillionth of a meter called?

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Responses

  1. You’re way over my head, Ashley, but do we really even need to call something that tiny? It probably won’t come anyhow.

    • Hi David, Nanotechnology has gone commercial, and the list of products on the market is growing rapidly. For the picoscale, technologists are close to “seeing and manipulating”. When such control is achieved well, this level will also go commercial. The next level down is the femtoscale. Cheers, Ashley

  2. absolutely no idea, but I have no doubt it’s part of the evolution of technology.


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