Home > News > How super-cows and nanotechnology will make ice cream healthy
August 21st, 2005
How super-cows and nanotechnology will make ice cream healthy
In a field somewhere in County Down, Northern Ireland, is a herd of 40 super-cows that could take all the poisonous guilt out of bingeing on ice cream. Unilever, the manufacturer of Persil and PG Tips, is sponsoring a secret research project by a leading British agricultural science institution into how to reduce the levels of saturated fat in cow's milk.
It is also experimenting with nanotechnology, or the science of invisibly tiny things. Unilever believes that by halving the size of particles that make up the emulsion - or fatty oil - that it uses to make ice cream, it could use 90 per cent less of the emulsion.
(Ed.'s note: just shrinking the particle size into the nano-realm does not make it nanotechnology, even by today's materials science standards. For that, the particles would have to exhibit new properties.)
Nanoparticle technology triples the production of biogas October 23rd, 2014
SUNY Polytechnic Institute Invites the Public to Attend its Popular Statewide 'NANOvember' Series of Outreach and Educational Events October 23rd, 2014
Advancing thin film research with nanostructured AZO: Innovnano’s unique and cost-effective AZO sputtering targets for the production of transparent conducting oxides October 23rd, 2014
Strengthening thin-film bonds with ultrafast data collection October 23rd, 2014
Smallest world record has 'endless possibilities' for bio-nanotechnology October 8th, 2014
Simple Detection of Toxic Compounds in Dairy Products October 6th, 2014
Iranian Scientists Separate Zinc Ion at Low Concentrations September 20th, 2014
Nanoscience makes your wine better September 17th, 2014