The nanotechnology in your toothpaste. There are three main toothpaste ingredients that may be made of nano-sized particles, so let’s brush up on the facts White stuff … a woman brushing her teeth. Photograph: Alamy The Consumer Products Inventory lists more than 1,600 products that are identified by the manufacturer as containing nanoparticles. So let’s […]

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Transparent displays have a variety of potential applications — such as the ability to see navigation or dashboard information while looking through the windshield of a car or plane, or to project video onto a window or a pair of eyeglasses. A number of technologies have been developed for such displays, but all have limitations. […]

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Comment: Think about the impact that this has on several industries beyond the obvious ones…. *********************************************** A self-cleaning T-shirt? This smart new tee says it can resist anything Though 3-D-printed anything makes headlines almost daily, and LED wardrobes are becoming a festival staple, the most exciting wearable technology benchmark of the year may have been […]

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From the fiber level to surface coatings, new developments in nanotechnology impact many specialty fabrics markets. Specialty Fabrics Review | October 2013 By Sigrid Tornquist Ways of manufacturing specialty fabrics have been around for decades, but what does that mean in terms of opportunities for manufacturers, particularly in regard to coatings? Current applications include military […]

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US scientists have developed durable biosensors that can be printed directly onto clothing. This could allow continuous biomedical monitoring outside hospitals. The expenses associated with hospital treatment have spawned a growing interest in methods for home based healthcare management. A reliable, wearable, physiological monitoring system would allow at-home physiological surveillance, which could reduce the load on […]

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Questionable safety practices in nanotechnology labs around the world (Nanowerk Spotlight) The discussion about nanotechnology related safety issues so far has focused mainly on three areas � consumers getting exposed to products containing nanomaterials; nanomaterials getting released into the environment and potentially entering the food chain (read "Nanotechnology's impact on major food crops" and "Investigating […]

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