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Network-Wide Meeting: Keynotes

Vrylena Olney

Just a few weeks ago, the NISE Net hosted its Network-Wide Meeting in San Francisco (October 26 - 28, 2010). There were three keynote talks during the first morning of the meeting, and all three presenters have graciously agreed to share their presentations with the Network here.

The presentations are:

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"The Greatest Thing Since Sliced Pencil Lead"

Vrylena Olney

We didn't have room in the latest newsletter to include all the different links and interesting resources related to the 2010 Nobel Prize award for work on graphene.   If you missed it in the newsletter, or are just looking for even more graphene information, keep reading:

The 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov of the University of Manchester "for groundbreaking experiments regarding the two-dimensional material graphene." Graphene is a flat sheet of carbon with a...

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Real World Nano: Why Nano Matters: Saving the World?

Clark Miller, Arizona State University

Of all of the issues facing humanity at the moment, climate change is arguably the biggest. So, could the world’s smallest technology be the answer? This question was posed last month in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by David Keith, an engineering and physicist from the University of Calgary. Keith is a geoengineer—which is to say that he’s part of a small community of scientists who feel strongly that...

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20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Vrylena Olney

The legislation prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability was signed into law on July 26th twenty years ago.

The NISE Net has worked to create products that meet the needs of a diverse group of visitors, including people with and without disabilities, and through that work has developed universal design guidelines for both exhibits and public programs.  You can find the guides in the Tools and Guides section of the NISE Net catalog (/search/product_category/professional-development-27):

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