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Building the World's Smallest Faucet

Joshua E. Brown, University Communications, University of Vermont

Making things small can make them behave differently and in new research, an international team of scientists have extended this to superfluid helium (which only exists near absolute zero temperature). Superfluids are already interesting in a lot of ways, like having no friction and the ability to climb walls but it turns out that if you confine them to nano-sized pipes, instead of flowing faster (like when you mostly cover the end of a garden hose with your thumb) the superfluid actually slows down.

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2015 Mini-Grant Application Opens August 1, 2015! (Applications Due October 1, 2014)

Christina Akers

What’s a mini-grant?

The NISE Network is making available a limited number of small, one-time awards to support initiatives by NISE Net partners to engage their local audiences in nanoscale science, engineering, and technology topics. Requests can be made for an award up to $3,000 dollars to fund a small project or be put towards a larger endeavor.

Program Overview

Please review the Mini-Grant Program Overview (see attachments below) for basic program information, eligibility...

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Recent changes to the nisenet.org website

Catherine McCarthy

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We have recently made some major improvements to the nisenet.org website. The new site features all the same popular content from the existing website but with a fresh new look, much faster load times, and improved content filtering. All of these changes will make it easier than ever for visitors to find exactly what they’re looking for.

We’ve been listening to your feedback and we think you’ll like what you see.

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Changes coming to the nisenet.org website

Catherine McCarthy

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We’re making some major improvements to the nisenet.org website. The new site features all the same popular content from the existing website but with a fresh new look, much faster load times, and improved content filtering. All of these changes will make it easier than ever for visitors to find exactly what they’re looking for.

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2014 Mini-grants Awards Announced

Catherine McCarthy

The NISE Network has just awarded 41 mini-grants to partners for 2014.  The Network is able to offer a limited number of small, one-time awards to support initiatives by NISE Net partners to engage their local audiences in nanoscale science, engineering, and technology topics. Requests can be made for an award up to $3,000 dollars to fund a small project or be put towards a larger endeavor.

Each year we continue to receive more applications with high quality project proposals.  This year we saw our largest and highest-quality applicant pool yet. A total of 81 proposals were...

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Annual Partner Survey to launch in late October 2013

Catherine McCarthy, Science Museum of Minnesota

 

Person filling out formWe are excited to announce that this year’s NISE Net Annual Partner Survey will be launching in late October!

This survey represents an integral component of our ongoing efforts to understand, enhance, and expand the NISE Net partner experience, and whether or not you had a chance to complete last year’s survey, your...

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NISE Network 2014 Mini-Grant Application Now Open! (Applications due November 1, 2013)

Christina Akers

What’s a Mini-Grant?

The NISE Network is once again making available a limited number of small, one-time awards to support initiatives by NISE Net partners to engage their local audiences in nanoscale science, engineering, and technology topics. Requests can be made for an award up to $3,000 dollars to fund a small project or be put towards a larger endeavor.

Program Overview

Please review the Program Overview (see attachments below) for basic program information, eligibility details, examples of applicable...

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Convergence of Knowledge, Technology, and Society

Larry Bell

At our reverse site visit at NSF this week, Mihail Roco, NSF's Senior Advisor for Nanotechnology, suggested that NISE Net envision its activities in the years ahead to encompass the applications that will be made possible by convergence. See the just published report at this website: http://www.wtec.org/NBIC2-Report/

Cancer therapies with no side effects!  “Curing” diabetes...

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