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Oct 3 2007   2:35PM GMT

Overheard – Nanotech future so bright even a housefly has got to wear shades

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

Teeny tiny shades. This housefly is sporting a pair of two-millimeter-wide eyeglasses, engineered with fast-pulse laser technology.

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According the the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies, there are now almost 600 consumer products made with nanotechnology, including computer processors by Intel and AMD, high capacity hard disk drives, battery pack systems and memory. Even the iPhone uses nanotech manufacturing. Got a minute? Browse the product list.

Photo courtesy of Micreon GmbH

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