Within nanotechnology, nanoparticles are one of the more popular areas. They are commonly found in commercial business and in the field of medicine. They are able to change physical properties of objects such as flammable to non-flammable, liquids to solids, and can create self-cleaning products. They can be found in a number of things these days. As for medicine, nanoparticles are able to accurately select what area of the body absorbs the medicine in order to treat the problem in the best way possible. It is possible that they can reduce the use of chemical treatments on skin and in cosmetics. With this preciseness of attacking, it may allow for them to reduce the use of chemotherapy in the future. Chemotherapy is know for causing damage to the entire body rather than just the small area needed.
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As a form of art, nanotechnology is introducing possibilities that used to be unfathomable. In a project called "Transjuicer", artist Boo Chapple was able to study the make up of bones and transform them into an audio speaker. He learned that by using a specialized voltage, the piezoelectric material(bones) were able to oscillate and make an audible sound. This is a perfect example of how nanotechnology is opening up a whole new world to art that used to not be possible.
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