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Nanotechnology: Fact or Fiction?

Fact or Fiction? employs graphic panels and constructible toy “nanobots” to teach visitors what’s real in nanotechnology, and what remains science fiction. Learn about the potential risks and benefits that could come with nanoscale robots, and the challenges that still prevent us from creating them. Build a toy nanobot—what could it do if it were real?

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NanoLab

Nanolab is an immersive exhibit space, with activities and interactive components suitable for visitors of all ages. NanoLab explores how nanoscientists use special devices and laboratories to build and manipulate materials on the nanoscale. Visitors can dress up like a scientist, play with interactive exhibits, examine clothing and objects used in real labs, watch a video on nanoscale research, and explore the resource area for materials on nanotechnology and the basics of nanoscale science.

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nanoHUB Education Page

The NanoHub.org site hosts a rapidly growing collection of simulation programs for nanoscale phenomena that run in the cloud and are accessible through a web browser. In addition to simulation devices, the NanoHUB education page provides online presentations, courses, learning modules, podcasts, animations, teaching materials, and more. These resources help users learn about the online simulation programs and about nanotechnology in general.

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Introduction to Nanoscience, by the Kavli Foundation video

With funding from the Kavali Institute and narrated by Alan Alda, this video provides a brief introduction to nanoscience, looking back at Richard Feynman's "There's plenty of room at the bottom..." speech 50 years later, and reflecting on how far we've come with nanoscale research and possible future potential.

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What’s Nano About Chocolate?

Nanoscale science and technology (“nano” for short) is all around us and growing rapidly. See how even chocolate has nano implications and how we are in fact nanosensors!

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What’s Nano About Bubbles?

Nanoscale science and technology (“nano” for short) is all around us and growing rapidly. Explore how nanoscale science impacts even simple, childhood pleasures like blowing bubbles.

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What’s Nano About Toilets?

Nanoscale science and technology (“nano” for short) is all around us and growing rapidly. Discovery how nanotechnology found in nature may eventually be applied to make even the most mundane tasks like scrubbing toilets a thing of the past!

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What’s Nano About Water?

Nanoscale science and technology (“nano” for short) is all around us and growing rapidly. Learn how you can use nanotechnology to clean drinking water right now!

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Invisibility Cloak video

A short film comedically exploring the idea of invisibility cloaks and how this possible new technology may influence society.

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A Little Bit of Sunshine

In this episode of O Wow Moments with Mr. O from the Children's Museum of Houston, Mr. O compares sunblock containing nanoparticles to ointment.

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