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Exploring Nano-Products
Copyright © 2012 Board of Trustees, University of Illinois. All rights reserved.
Objectives
• To become aware of some
nanotechnology products on
the market and in development
• To engage in inquiry to
explore the product
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Nano-Products
• You will get a package:
– Nano product
– Fact sheet
• Check out the product
– What’s cool about it?
– What’s nano about it?
– Why would someone
want to buy it?
• Present your findings to
the class
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Diamonds grown in labs
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Personalized cosmetics
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Health and environment
EcoTru Cleaning agent
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Requires no protective clothing or gloves while applying
Is non-carcinogenic and non-corrosive
Has no harmful residual fumes or vapors
Is non-flammable
Has no special requirements for storage
There is no need for biohazard disposal
Has a shelf life of one and one-half years
[eighteen months]
Adapted from website:
http://www.envirosi.com/TechInfo/productconcerns.html
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Computers
• Faster
• Smaller
• More efficient
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Shipping
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Current medicine
• What are the problems
with the current options
for cancer treatment?
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Better treatments
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Personalized therapy
Early detection
Nanoparticles for imaging cancerous cells
Nanoshells for killing cancerous cells
More effective drugs
Biosensors
Credit: National Cancer Institute
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Medical nano-robots
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Carbon nanotubes
• Small and strong material
• Long, thin cylinders of
carbon
Nanotube
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Sports equipment
http://www.eastonbike.com/PRODUCTS/BARS/bar__top.html
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The space shuttle
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The space elevator
http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2000/ast07sep_1.htm
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More to come!
• We will see even more products and
possibilities in upcoming decades
• How might these products cause a change in
your life?
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