Nanotechnology: Big profits in the science of the small

Nanotechnology has come a long way since its discovery 20 years ago. Now, it could be about to transform our everyday lives – and generate big profits. Adventurous investors should buy in now, says Matthew Partridge.

Human beings have always had a slightly twisted fascination with the many terrible ways in which we might one day destroy ourselves. From fears about nuclear holocaust in the Cold War era, to our present day concerns about climate change, visions of Armageddon are never far from the collective consciousness.

Ten years ago, one of the most outlandish end-of-the-world scenarios briefly achieved headline [...]

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