Nano-textiles: The Fabric of the Future

When you think of futuristic clothing, you probably imagine lots of metallics, holographic accents, and textures. In fact, the sci-fi imagery that springs to mind is coming back into fashion, as evidenced by some recent runway trends (Figure 1). While we can’t say for certain what the fashion of the future will look like, many of …

Nanotechnology and cars, inside and out

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Vehicles of the near future will benefit greatly from nanotechnology and nanomaterials. The global expectations for lower emissions and fuel economy are creating huge demands for lightweight, durable, and low-cost materials to replace expensive metals and composites, and nanotechnology can help meet those demands. Nanotechnology1 refers to the production of advanced materials at the scale …