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March 1st, 2010

Nanotech: Big ideas, tiny technologies

Abstract:
Plastic solar cells, windows that generate solar energy, and ultra-fine water filtration systems with the potential to save billions of lives. Products based on nanotechnology have the potential to change the world and save millions of lives. But what exactly is nanotechnology, and is it safe? By Business 21C correspondent Lachlan Jobbins.

Imagine a test for cancer that was as easy and cheap to use as a pregnancy test. Sold in the supermarket or pharmacy, you could take the test and get a result almost instantly. Such an invention could potentially save millions of lives. But that's science fiction, right?

Thanks so the emerging science of nanotechnology, medical innovations like this are on the horizon - and some are already here.

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