There are so many ways that science transforms our everyday lives. I am always on the lookout for STEM careers for the girls in my books – especially the STEM Lovin’ Baby-Sitters.
Today I was fascinated to hear about nanotechnology in fabrics. My books talk about jobs in science that have an appeal beyond science, particularly jobs in the hair and beauty industries. My character Keysha paints her nails while considering how to make eco-friendly pigmented polymers. She would be intrigued by the nanotechnolgy where elements are added to fabrics to give them new qualities – fire-proofing, stretchiness, UV protection, drug delivery (!) and many other superpowers.
I am investigating whether the leggings on the Zazzle website are made with nanotechnology. People are raving about them so I am checking out whether the fabric mills in Canada, where they come from, use nanotech.
Meanwhile, check out how you can combine art and science to customise your leggings. Here is Geeky Mikita added to leggings. This is the kind of topic that Miss Treacle might talk about in a future book.