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The challenge of putting nanofoods on the table
From beer containers that hold gases better to sensors that change colour to indicate the ripeness of fruit. While nanotechnology promises to revolutionise the food industry, there are some barriers to getting nanofoods onto supermarket shelves.
The promise of nanosurgeons to defeat cancer
From nanorobot surgeons that could defeat cancer to nanobiosensors that detect deadly diseases at very early stages, if there is one field in which nanotechnology can bring about a real revolution, it is medicine. We take a look at the hurdles that several promising projects have to overcome to make their way into hospitals.
From the nanomaterials revolution... to the nanocosmetics gimmick?
From churches that don’t degrade over time to swimwear that minimises the friction of the swimmer or packaging that repels its contents, nanotechnology is already sparking a veritable revolution in the development of new materials. Here we take a look at the sectors in which nanotech provides differential value versus those in which the "nano" label on consumer products is pure marketing.
Smart fabrics to make a second skin
Synthetic fibres that imitate human skin, fabrics that deliver medicine or repel viruses. The application of technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, nanotechnology, semiconductor devices and even specialised software heralds a revolution in the textile industry that promises to change our daily lives.