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  • adj. Having a size measured in nanometers

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Examples

  • Factory workers, engineers and scientists working on cutting-edge products could be exposed to higher levels of nanosized particles titanium dioxide if they are making sunscreens, say or carbon nanotubes than any of the consumers who end up buying them.

    Is nanotechnology safe in the workplace?

  • And, unlike traditional chemical engineering industries where workers' exposure to chemicals is regulated, it is still not clear whether protective masks, filters, and ventilation systems are sufficient to prevent harmful exposure to the latest nanosized substances.

    Is nanotechnology safe in the workplace?

  • Each nanotube carries a pharmaceutical payload on its surface and is able to penetrate into a specific cell type – cancerous or otherwise – much like a nanosized needle.

    Nanotechnoglogy world: Nanomedicine offers new cures

  • But try to avoid micronized or nanosized ingredients.

    Simple Skin Beauty

  • You can find nanosized materials in electronics, automotive, medical and cosmetic products.

    Material World: Nanotoxicology

  • Take a look to see if any products you have around the house contain nanosized materials.

    Material World: Nanotoxicology

  • PEN is keeping a running list (and making it available to you) because they don't feel entirely confident that researchers and policymakers understand how nanosized materials may affect the environment or the people that come into contact with the materials (either in the factory or on the store shelf).

    Material World: Nanotoxicology

  • Eventually, these so-called nanojewels could be used to fabricate nanosized laser, light-emitting diodes, circuits that use photons -- not electrons -- to move information and a host of other futuristic things.

    Material World: Weekly Preview

  • There is a growing body of scientific evidence that links calcification to the presence of nanosized particles, particles so small that some scientists question whether a nanoparticle can live and if so, play a viable role in the development of kidney stones.

    Science Press Releases

  • Steven Bailey and colleagues from Lancaster University have created both a nanomotor (a) and a nanodrill (b) that could work as tiny motors in nanosized machines.

    Material World: July 2008

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