Nano-technology or nano-tech, refers to a field of applied science whose theme is the control of matter on an atomic and molecular scale. It concerns structures that are 100 nanometers or smaller and involves developing materials or devices within that size range. Inventor, Vladimir Rudenov, claims that he has developed a cure for smelly feet involving the weaving of silver nano-fibers into socks. His attempts to channel his small business into the wave of Russia’s burgeoning nano-technology industry has transformed his invention and his company into a national success story.
According to Rudenov:
“I used to be a physician. It’s a well-known fact that silver kills most bacteria, and it’s the bacteria that causes smelly feet. So I thought, why not blend nano-particles of silver with socks? And it worked!”
What more can be said about these very special socks and the nano-technology market?
The inventor’s company now sells the nano-enhanced socks for about $10 dollars a pair. Little by little, ventures involving nano-technology such as this one are beginning to emerge in Russia, encouraged by the success of those that came before them. The economic forecast for this market is expected to reach billions of dollars and Russia is vying to be among its top participants.
And so it would seem that smelly feet, athlete’s foot and sniffing out new and lucrative business ideas in general may have reached new highs (or lows, depending on your point of view and sense of smell).