Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > News > Scared of nano-pants? Hey, you may be onto something

June 22nd, 2005

Scared of nano-pants? Hey, you may be onto something

Kevin Maney: A handful of young men and women filed into an Eddie Bauer store and took off their clothes to protest the selling of khaki pants treated with nanotechnology.

So far, there seems to be no reason to think anyone could be hurt by nano-pants, but a lot of people are terribly worried about nanotechnology. They've heard stories that it could self-replicate until it covers the Earth like a virulent kudzu, or that nanotech particles might damage brain cells or cause cancer. They're assuming the worst now, ahead of any proof of danger.


Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

Preparing for Nano

How nanoscience will improve our health and lives in the coming years: Targeted medicine deliveries and increased energy efficiency are just two of many ways October 26th, 2016

Searching for a nanotech self-organizing principle May 1st, 2016

Nanotechnology is changing everything from medicine to self-healing buildings: Nanotechnology is so small it's measured in billionths of metres, and it is revolutionising every aspect of our lives April 2nd, 2016

Durnham University's DEEPEN project comes to a close September 26th, 2012

The latest news from around the world, FREE

  Premium Products
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More

Nanotechnology Now Featured Books


The Hunger Project