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There's nano in that summer camp! Part 1

By Vrylena Olney on June 1, 2009 | 0 comments

Photo by Carl Mydans from the LIFE Photo Archive

As I mention in the June Nano Bite newsletter, lots of NISE Net partners are either planning nano-themed summer camps or using nano activities from the NanoDays kit or other sources in their camp programming.

I'll be posting examples all this week, here's one of an entirely nano summer camp program:

Nanotechnology transforms dessert (Brad's recipe for super-smooth ice cream)

By Vrylena Olney on May 29, 2009 | 0 comments

Photo by roboppy

Smooth ice cream comes from really small, fine-grained crystals. So what happens if you cool ice cream so quickly that the crystals are nanosized? You get super-smooth nano ice cream!

Nano Jobs: Post-doc position at ASU

By Vrylena Olney on May 22, 2009 | 0 comments

Robin Marks from the Exploratorium forwarded me an announcement for another post-doctoral position opening up with the Center for Nanotechnology in Society, this time at Arizona State University. They're looking for a coordinator for private sector outreach.

Washington DC Nano News - Nano'$ Federal Fund$

By Margaret Glass on May 15, 2009 | 0 comments

authored by Margaret Glass, ASTC

Happy (Belated) Birthday, Richard Feynman!

By Vrylena Olney on May 13, 2009 | 0 comments

His birthday was Monday, and now it's Wednesday, but better late than never.

Keeping up with the Nanos

By Vrylena Olney on May 13, 2009 | 0 comments

I've been paying more attention lately to bloggers and tweeters (twitterers?) writing and posting about nano topics. Here are a few that I've been enjoying:

Nano Haiku: NISE Net Permeates

By Vrylena Olney on May 7, 2009 | 0 comments

The NISE Net team at the Museum of Science, Boston is preparing to submit our proposal to the National Science Foundation for another five years of funding, so blog posting will be light for the next few days. Here's a haiku from Eric Marshall that seemed appropriate:

Nano in all things
Probe the promise of what’s next
NISE Net permeates

Calling all scientists, engineers, artists, designers, and creative thinkers

By Vrylena Olney on April 29, 2009 | 0 comments

The Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin in Ireland is organizing an exhibit and festival "exploring nanotechnology and its implications for our future," and they're looking for ideas and proposals. They say they want proposals from "scientists, engineers, artists, designers, and creative thinkers," which sounds a lot like the NISE Net community to me.

Nano Haiku: Good Vibrations

By Vrylena Olney on April 23, 2009 | 0 comments

Nano radio
Playing in unseen smallness
Can anyone hear?

by Karen Pollard of the Science Museum of Minnesota