I just found a ANOTHER possible nanoparticle breakthrough:
A company Tribo Tex makes an engine oil additive that is made of nanoparticles sticky one side and slippery on the other side.
The gist of that is in an internal combustion engine, say one with 200,000 Km on it, the rings and cylinder walls will obviously have scratches and grooves which lowers the compression ration and noise and such.
This additive is a world first if true:
The sticky side embeds into the scratch grooves and builds up layer by layer and after say 1000 Km of driving, it makes the walls of the cylinder and the rings smooth again with a diamond like coating, so it literally rebuilds the inside of the engine with one treatment lasting for 60,000 odd Km or so, costing about 100 US dollars.
I just found out about this product today and am researching reviews and so far they all think it works.
Here is one negative review but he just SAYS he checked it out but no results on this link:
This one seems to be a TriboTex ad:
I would like to see a real scientific study if there is anything to it.
Can't find that as of yet.
But here is one guy testing it on his own truck, he seems to like it:
the same dude 11 months later:
And part 4 of this same series:
Another guy with a Jeep:
His car has some 400,000 miles!