Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Metaphors thinner than a human hair

nanoparticle Language of science lags behind nanotech
Buckyballs? Yolk-shells?
Terminology needs fine tuning

Titanium dioxide nanomolecules are used in creating next-generation sun shades. What do you call such nano-creations? In the future, the terminology may determine how such substances are regulated.

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