NISE Network Blog
How often do you think about whether your water will make you sick? I almost never do, but for many people, lack of access to clean drinking water is a huge problem.
Frank Kusiak of the Lawrence Hall of Science recently posted this link to the Southwest NISE Net hub facebook page:
Check out the article if you have a chance.
Nano sized silver?
And won’t turn you blue.
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 (http://www.nisenet.org/category/catalog/tools):
We're in the early planning stages for our Network-Wide Meeting, scheduled for October 26 - 28 in San Francisco, and we want to hear from you.
The Kavli Prize recently announced their 2010 winners, and Don Eigler of IBM's Almaden Research Centre and Nadrian Seeman of New York University won in the nanoscience category. Eigler was the first person to move an individual atom in a controlled way, and Seeman is "the founding father of structural DNA nanotechnology." You can read more about the scientists' work in the attached Kavli award explanatory notes.