"Exploring Nano & Society - Invisibility Cloak" is a hands-on activity in which visitors learn about refraction and how it can be used to make a glass stir rod "disappear" in a cup of baby oil. They also learn how nano researchers are trying to make invisibility cloaks by manipulating the refraction of light. Conversation around this possible new technology leads visitors to explore how technologies and society influence each other.
- The way a material behaves on the macroscale is affected by its structure on the nanoscale.
- Technologies and society influence each other.
- Nanotechnologies—and their costs, utility, risks, and benefits—are closely interconnected with society and with our values.
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