How about a flexible and self-cleaning cell phone? The future concept cell phone Morph is the result of a partnership between Nokia and the University of Cambridge and provides some insight about the possibilities of nanotechnology.
As the concept was launched it was also presented as a part of the exhibition "Design and the Elastic Mind" (February 24 to May 12, 2008) at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. Read more details in this Tree hugger article article where there is also a nice presentation video.
Why an art museum? Well, the idea in this joint research project has been to combine art and science; the artistic vision generates ideas that stimulates scientific development. It will take years before we have phones like the Morphbut creating concepts from ideas born at the intersection of art and science is an excellent way of exploring possible applications for nanotechnology.