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August 18th, 2005

Tiny science providing big answers

Abstract:
Fancy a shirt or blouse that never needs ironing, that self-cleans and changes colour to the shade of your choice? Through nanotechnology, we may one day be buying clothes with all these features.

Bill Price, professor of nanotechnology at the University of Western Sydney, said by manipulating atoms and molecules, scientists are creating smarter materials and devices with new electrical, chemical, and even mechanical characteristics. "One day they may be able to create a suit that can iron and clean itself and even change colour," Professor Price said.

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