It seems that ever since nanotechnology first started getting mentioned in the mainstream media, it has been incumbent upon the reporter to make a list of all the consumer products that contain nanotechnology (but of course not without first trotting out the ''1 to 100nm size'' definition).
Now we have a 287-page book that lists all these consumer products, and adds in products that contain MEMS'I suppose to lengthen the list'not quite sure.
When I first started to see these lists in news stories, I sort of saw them as big parentheses: ''Time to go on to the next paragraph''. But then I realized how entertaining these lists can actually become, you should try it yourself.
The ones used for the PR for this new book are some of the most entertaining yet.
Here''s one: ''Lab-on-a-chip devices that can detect a heart attack in just minutes''. I am pretty sure when you are having a heart attack, you can detect it yourself without any aid in ''just seconds''.
This one had me scratching my head: ''Sensors implanted into the body to wirelessly monitor pressure''. After mulling this one over, I decided they meant ''blood pressure''. Not quite sure, but that''s my pick and I am going to stick with it.
Not sure why you would need a sensor implanted in your body to monitor'well, any kind of pressure. It seems the ones they just put on the outside of your body do a pretty good job.
Oh the list goes on, and it''s fun. Like I said, you should try it.