NISE Network Blog

Real World Nano: Welcome to Real World Nano

By Clark A Miller on January 26, 2010 | 0 comments

authored by Clark Miller, Arizona State University

Billions and Billions: Translating "billion"

By Vrylena Olney on January 25, 2010 | 0 comments

Anders Liljeholm, a program developer at OMSI, wrote to me about a challenge in translating our materials into other languages.

Classroom Nano: Middle School Workshop

By Vrylena Olney on January 25, 2010 | 0 comments

Many of our partners have indicated that they do classroom activities of some type, so I'm going to be highlighting a few examples of partners incorporating nano into classroom programs. Please let us know what you've been doing with NISE Net or nano materials for K-12 audiences! Email Rae Ostman at rostman at sciencenter dot org.


Image by Michael Wyszomierski

10 Emerging Technologies for the Next 10 Years

By Vrylena Olney on December 29, 2009 | 0 comments

With the end of the year and decade just ahead of us, lots of people are looking back and compiling their top ten lists (for example, here, here, here, here, and here

Classroom Nano: Homeschool Workshop

By Vrylena Olney on December 17, 2009 | 0 comments

Many of our partners have indicated that they do classroom activities of some type, so I'm going to be highlighting a few examples of partners incorporating nano into classroom programs.


image by James Sarmiento

Nano Passports and NanoDays updates

By Vrylena Olney on December 4, 2009 | 0 comments

NanoDays 2008 at the Museum of Science, Boston At last year's NanoDays, staff at the Chabot Space & Science Center created NanoDays passports for visitors. Lisa Hoover, the Galaxy Explorers Program Manager at Chabot, explained that they create passports for most of their special events to give visitors a goal, guide visitors through thematic stations, and provide follow-up content or home activities.

Never be without nano again.

By Vrylena Olney on November 24, 2009 | 0 comments
Our friends at the Woodrow Wilson Center's Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies (PEN) recently unveiled an iPhone application version of their Consumer Products Inventory. Launched in 2006, the inventory catalogs manufacturer-identified nanotechnology-based consumer products, letting you browse by category, country of origin, manufacturer, or search for a specific product.