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Jet ski
Some jet skis use nano materials in their hulls and decks

The Yamaha® FX Cruiser Sho is an example of this. The FX Cruiser SHO features the world’s first hulls and decks manufactured through the use of cutting edge nanotechnology. Yamaha’s NanoXcel ultra-lightweight, high strength material reduces the weight of the hull, deck and liner by 25% and provides performance gains in acceleration, fuel savings, top speed and handling. Additionally, the NanoXcel material offers a shinier, gem-like finish which reduces surface tension on the water, providing a more nimble, responsive ride.

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Jet ski
iPhone and iPods
These devices contain nanotechnology in their memory drives

The Samsung 65 nm 8-Gbit NAND flash memory is housed in the iPhone and in iPods.

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iPhone and iPods
Xbox 360
The Xbox uses nanotechnology to improve performance

The Xbox 360 features 165 million transistors and is fabricated using IBM’s 90 nanometer Silicon on Insulator (SOI) technology to reduce heat and improve performance.

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Xbox 360
Guitar strings
Nano coatings are used on strings for better sound quality

An example of this is NanoWeb® coated strings. They sound and feel like uncoated strings – they are bright and lively, and the coating is so micro thin that you can barely tell it’s there.

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Guitar strings
Golf clubs
Golf clubs contain nano materials to make them stronger and lighter

Golf clubs using the NANOPREME shaft enables faster head speeds and reduced shaft deformation for longer, straighter drives.

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Golf clubs
Tennis rackets
Nanomaterials are used in tennis rackets to make them stronger and lighter

Head ti S6 Nano Titanium Racket uses nanomaterials in its manufacture.

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Tennis rackets
Swim suits
Some swim suits use nano coatings to make material water repellent

An example of this is the Speedo LZR Racer Swimsuit. Exclusive water-repellent and other treatments using its newly developed Plasmaterial™ technology, an eco-friendly nanotechnology using the energy of cold plasma and no chemicals or water to permanently modify the fabric surface.

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Swim suits