Wilson Staff golf club.
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This golf club takes advantage of nanotechnology in two ways. In the crown, carbon nanotubes reinforce the resin that glues the carbon fibres together. In the shaft tip, ceramic nanoplatelets, only 2 nanometres thick, boost the material's strength and resistance to twisting. Lighter, stronger materials mean that this golf club could help players achieve straighter, more powerful shots.