The word engineer is derived from the Latin words ingeniare ("to contrive, devise") and ingenium ("cleverness")
Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn. -Benjamin Franklin
Nanoscience is the study of structures and materials on the scale of a nanometer. One nanometer is equal to a billionth of a meter. Talk about small! Nanoscience is important because the way matter behaves on a macroscale, affects it's structures on a nanoscale. The application of this science is known as nanotechnology, which leads to the creation of new materials and components. Most of us do not not even realize all of the products that we use that have been developed using nanotechnology.
wrinkle, stain and water resistant clothing- a company called Nano-Texuses nanofabrication techniques to make these fabrics by transforming the molecular structures of fibers . The clothing is treated with different types of nanomaterial to increase specific properties in the clothing.
sunscreen- if you look at the ingredients in your sunscreen you will most likely
find zinc oxide. This nanomaterial helps to protect our skin from dangerous UV rays, while keeping the cream itself light and transparent. Some companies are even using nanoparticles created by ivy plants because they believe these particles are better at protecting our skin from the sun.