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July 4th, 2007

Tiny particles that are used to tackle the biggest issues

Abstract:
If the term nanotechnology conjures up futuristic visions of grey goo and self-replicating nano-robots, think again. Nanotechnology - at the scale of about a millionth of a millimetre - is already being used in everyday objects, from trousers that have been coated with nanoparticles to make them stain-resistant to sun creams that use nanoparticles to increase their absorbency. In fact, the most widespread use of nanotechnology is in cosmetics - particularly foundation powders, since the particles can fill in tiny blemishes.

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