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November 27th, 2006

Thinking tiny while playing it safe

Nanotechnology, the science of the incredibly small, already has sneaked into hundreds of products from stain-resistant pants to tough golf clubs. That's only a hint of what's possible. But not unless questions about safety are addressed - and soon.

Last year, more than $32 billion in products with nanotech materials were sold worldwide. By 2014, some $2.6 trillion in manufactured goods could contain nanotechnologies, according to Lux Research, which tracks the industry.


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