Do we use nanotechnology in everyday life? © Getty Images

Do we use nanotechnology in everyday life?

It may seem futuristic, but nanotechnology is in use today.

Asked by: George Tatton, Skegness


Absolutely. Nanotechnology – engineering at a scale of millionths of a millimetre – is no longer confined to the lab. It crops up most frequently in clothing, drug design and new materials. There’s an ice axe fabricated from nano-engineered steel that is super high tensile at a fraction of the weight of conventional alloys. And clothes are being developed in which microscopic nanowires generate electricity from your body movement.


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