How does nanotechnology work in modern lifestyle products?
Nanotechnology has long made its way into our everyday lives with its fantastic effects. Starting with the salt at the table, which no longer clumps, and the new socks that no longer mellow, to drugs that work exactly where they should. But what thinks the common citizen of this future technology?
With the Sparkling Science Project „Nan-O-Style“ 8 Austrian schools are working together with scientists from the University of Salzburg. The aim of the project is to uncover new, previously unknown interactions between modern lifestyle products and nanomaterials. Are there any unwanted interactions, and does this change the properties of the products?
In addition, new interactive ways of communicating nanotechnology will be developed and tested in a cross-curricular setup. Various information and training materials are publicly available on our Homepage (in German only).
Further to researching the interaction between modern lifestyle products and nanomaterials in everyday products, knowledge and attitudes to nanotechnology in the population are also being developed with the help of an online-questionaire (in German only).
Project lead and contact:
Assoc. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Martin Himly
Universität Salzburg, Fachbereich Biowissenschaften