|Softer, stronger and longer
Nanotechnology is big news in sport. Scientists are already using nanomaterials to make top-of-the-range equipment with enhanced properties. Shock-absorbing shoes give softer landings, balls keep their pressure for longer gameplay, and stronger tennis rackets and golf clubs can deliver more powerful, straighter shots.
|Top golfer Padraig Harrington helped develop new clubs strengthened with carbon nanotubes.|
Image: Wilson Sporting Goods