The Nano Revolution

Biomaterial structural composites, like these panels made from flax and cellulose, turn renewable resources into recyclable building components.

Carbon nanotubes are up to 50 times stronger yet 10 times lighter than steel.

Nanosensors will create smart environments-buildings that sense and respond to changes within them and to their users' needs.

Nanomaterials and nanocomposites are producing stronger, lighter materials that will expand structural options, such as the dramatic cantilever envisioned by Andy Naunheimer, a student at Ball State.

The façade of Richard Meier's Jubilee Church in Rome is self-cleaning, thanks to titanium dioxide nanoparticles built into its precast concrete panels.

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