I contributed three articles to The Guardian’s Nanotechnology World microsite:
From the clothes and sunglasses you wear to computer hard drives and even cleaning products, nanotechnology – often inspired by the natural world – plays a big part in the manufacture of many familiar products.
Why sunscreens are in the nanotechnology safety spotlight
In May 2011 an Australian union recommended its members should avoid using any sunscreens that contained nanoparticles – but why? Colin Stuart looks into the potential dangers and examines the scientific evidence.
Over the past two decades, scientists have been working to create some remarkable new nanotextiles – but the laws which regulate fabrics have stayed the same. Is it time for them to be updated?