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A Green Light for Biology -- Making the Invisible Visible
What is NanoDays? NanoDays is a nationwide festival of educational programs about nanoscale science and engineering and its potential impact on the future. NanoDays events are organized by participants in the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net - If you're not already a part of NISE Net, it's easy to join!) and take place at over 200 science museums, research centers, and universities across the country from Puerto Rico to Hawaii. NanoDays engages people of all ages in learning about this emerging field of science, which holds the promise of developing revolutionary materials and technologies.
While several communities conducted NanoDays events in prior years, the first nationwide week of events took place in 2008 with more than 100 institutions participating. This has grown to more than 200 events over the past years.
NanoDays 2013 dates: March 30-April 7, 2013
NanoDays list of participants 2013
NanoDays map of participants 2008-2012
NanoDays 2013 Digital Kit now available!
The NanoDays 2013 Digital kit is now available for download!
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Art and science do mix—and can unlock new discoveries
February 19th, 2013 — There are "things hidden in plain sight" all around us. But art can help students see their world anew, unlocking discoveries in fields ranging from plant biology to biomedical imaging, according to University of Delaware professor John Jungck.
Jungck's sentiments were echoed by a panel of experts speaking on "Artful Science" on Feb. 15 at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Boston. Jungck organized the panel and also spoke at the event.
Canoeing on a lake near his home in northwestern Minnesota when he was a youngster, Jungck became enthralled by the patterns of the cloud formations he saw as the fog lifted.
Today, the respected biologist and mathematician, who is a AAAS Fellow, a Fulbright Scholar to Thailand, a Mina Shaughnessy Scholar and editor of Biology International, is still fascinated by the tremendous beauty he sees in nature's perfect patterns and how mathematics can help expose hidden information.
Jungck studies radiolaria, marine microbes that he refers to as "amoeba that live in glass houses." These organisms with glass-like skeletons have an awe-inspiring symmetry and geometry.
Jungck uses them in his teaching and research in mathematical biology, as well as 3D FractaL Tree, a software program he co-developed that allows students to build realistic three-dimensional computer models of trees from just a few measurements from actual trees.
The tree-building process not only helps students appreciate the aesthetics of nature, he says, but the mathematics of biological systems. Important lessons, indeed.
"The new forms of visualization available today show how the combination of art, biology and mathematics saves lives—would you rather have a brain biopsy to investigate a headache problem, or rely on magnetic resonance imaging that's dependent on math?" he asks.
Jungck joined the University of Delaware faculty this past September as a professor of biological sciences and as the director of interdisciplinary science learning laboratories in the new Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory (ISE Lab), a 194,000 square-foot facility that will open during fall 2013.
The high-tech facility will bring together experts from a variety of disciplines to work on challenges in the energy and environmental arenas. Students will be taught in four problem-based learning instructional laboratories that feature lab spaces with adjoining classrooms for discussing research problems and immediately testing possible solutions.
Jungck is a big believer in interdisciplinary collaboration. His laboratory teams routinely have included biologists, mathematicians and artists, and he wants to involve policy specialists on future projects, as well.
Such an "interdisciplinary village" will be crucial to the future advances he envisions, such as a medical forecast channel to pinpoint globally when and where infectious diseases such as flu, SARS and West Nile virus are coming.
"You need all of these communities," he says. "They help foster imagination and allow you to see patterns that you otherwise wouldn't be able to see."
Provided by University of Delaware
NanoArt Exhibitions Entries from 2009-2012
Since the schools are not teaching nanoscience, the Children's NanoArt K-12 gallery, at the bottom of the exhibit page still features only the first two entrees in 2009. There were from my grandchildren, who truly enjoyed the experience. Waiting to see how long it will take for participation. A big thanks to Cris for keeping it alive while we wait. It is our hope that teachers will start to use the resources and stimulate young students to explore the tiny world of nanoscience. View the Exhibit to see the visual world of nanoart that is within all matter.
OpenStax College publishes free textbooks for most-attended courses
New Video resources for Teachers and Students
Nanowerk has posted 34 videos that will help teachers and students understand nanoscience and the future of the workforce as it enables technologies. Students in K-12 would be able to understand the size of an atom with this video. You can also subscribe to TEDEducation for more science videos.
Just How Small is an Atom?
Just how small are atoms? And what's inside them? The answers turn out to be astounding, even for those who think they know. This fast-paced animation uses spectacular metaphors (imagine a blueberry the size of a football stadium!) to give a visceral sense of the building blocks that make our world.
World’s Largest Student Science/Technology Competition Announces its 20th Anniversary National Winners
Eight Winning 1st and 2nd Place Teams in the Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision Program Envision Inventions and Technologies That Could Make the World a Better Place.
The young inventors and scientists of tomorrow, now in Kindergarten through 12th grade, look forward to a time when kids will be smarter – because the building where they learn will literally be a “S.M.A.R.T. School!” That is just one of the winning student projects announced today by the 20th anniversary Toshiba/National Science Teachers Association ExploraVision Competition. The program’s eight National Winners for 2012, including four First Place and four Second Place student teams, proposed new inventions and technologies that could make the future more environmentally-conscious, healthier and safer – like a new treatment for hearing loss using microscopic nano-technology, a new type of eco-friendly water collection system – even shoulder pads with a built-in cooling system to help keep football players from overheating on the gridiron!
The Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision Program, sponsored by Toshiba and administered by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), ExploraVision is the world’s largest K –12 science and technology competition, challenging students to work in teams and design innovative technologies that could exist in 20 years. The program reached a major milestone this year, celebrating its 20th anniversary of encouraging students to participate in science, look at problems critically and imagine solutions. Since its inception, more than 300,000 students have participated. This 4,809 team projects represented the participation of 14,606 students from across the U.S. and Canada. With its multi-level, imaginative and fun approach to learning, ExploraVision encourages education in vital STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields.
Water Water Everywhere, and Not a Drop to Drink!
Students in ExploraVision are encouraged to look at the world around them, identify pressing issues and problems, and come up with ideas for technologies that could potentially solve them. Often, projects reflect concern for the environment, including several top winners this year, who tackled the growing problem of the global shortage of drinkable water. A team of 7-9th grade students from The Alternative School for Math and Science in Corning, NY, for instance, won Second Place for their proposal Radiclear, a System to Filter High Levels of Radium from Water. The technology would help ensure healthy drinking water around the world by combining magnesium oxide with carbon nanotubes to separate dangerous radium from water. A team of 10-12th grade students from North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics in Durham, NC, tackled the problem of scarce drinking water around the world, winning First Place for their idea, Amphipathic Films for Water Collection, a technology that would extract water vapor from the air and condense it for clean drinking water.
A Healthier World Thanks to Innovative New Medical Technologies
Important health issues are often top-of-mind among ExploraVision entrants. A team of 4-6th grade students from Fairmont Private School in Anaheim, CA, won First Place for an idea that could benefit people suffering from hearing loss caused by nerve damage, appropriately called Hearing the World's Silent Side. The treatment would attach microscopic nanofibers to the auditory nerve, allowing sound to reach the brain by passing over the nerve rather than through the damaged portion. A team of 10-12th grade students from Westwood High School in Austin, TX won Second Place for imagining a new treatment for pancreatic cancer called LANAPT (Ligand Attached Nanoshells Assisting Photothermal Therapy) that would use gold nanoshells and “biomolecules” to recognize and destroy only cancerous cells, leaving healthy ones alone. A team of 7-9th grade students from David Thompson Secondary School in Vancouver, BC, envisioned Thermoresponsive Hydrogel Injection, a minimally invasive operation used to treat trigeminal neuralgia. The procedure, combining microvascular decompression and percutaneous procedures, would provide a better alternative to current treatment options, helping patients who don’t want to take the risk of undergoing the surgeries that exist today.
Better Education? Let’s Start by Making Schools Better!
This year, three top winning teams looked at the world of education around them and came up with ideas for enhancing the school experience. A team of 4-6th grade students from the Countryside Montessori Charter in Land O’ Lakes, FL, won second place for The S.M.A.R.T. School, an entire building constructed using piezoelectric materials that would allow it to harness the human energy students and teachers expend during the day to power the lights, create heat and even sharpen pencils! A team of K-3rd grade students from the LD Batchelder School in North Reading, MA, took First Place for suggesting that their idea – the SMARTdesk – could someday replace conventional school desks. The new desk would feature wireless computer technologies and a touchscreen – it will even save teachers time by grading papers and exchanging information with students quickly. Finally, a team of K-3rd grade students from Flippen Elementary School in McDonough, GA, looked “outside the school” – on the athletic fields and won Second Place for COOL PADS: Shoulder Pads that Keep Players from Overheating, a welcome refresher for football players, providing a cooling system with built-in temperature sensors to keep players from getting overheated on the gridiron.
Noted Mr. Yoshihide Fujii, Chairman and CEO of Toshiba America, Inc.: “Toshiba has always valued innovation, technology and education above all else, and we are very proud that ExploraVision has been such a major part of our Corporate Social Responsibility initiative in North America for the past 20 years. By immersing students in important STEM education and helping to spark appreciation for science at a young age, we believe we are helping motivate young people to excel, and most importantly, help them understand the value of scientific research and critical thinking. We are extremely gratified that after two decades, ExploraVision has been embraced by so many teachers and has become such a unique and valuable educational tool. This year is a momentous one for ExploraVision, as we celebrate 20 years of helping inspire students in STEM fields.”
“As we celebrate the 20th year of ExploraVision, we are reminded of all the amazing projects that students have created over the years. It’s truly inspiring to see students, immersed in real-world science, developing unique and innovative technologies while learning the necessary life skills of team work and cooperation, and we commend Toshiba’s leadership in supporting K-12 science education so vigorously for the past 20 years,” said NSTA Executive Director Gerry Wheeler. “We are extremely proud of all the winners, current and from years past, and congratulate all the teachers and mentors for their dedication, enthusiasm and encouragement of their students to explore science.”
ExploraVision Prize Rewards
Students on the four first-place ExploraVision national winner teams will each receive a $5,000 US Series EE Savings Bond (valued $10,000 at maturity). Students on second-place teams will each receive a $2,500 Savings Bond (valued $5,000 at maturity). (Canadian winners receive Canada Bonds purchased for the equivalent issue price in Canadian dollars.) The eight teams will also receive an expenses-paid trip with their families, mentor, and coach to Washington, D.C. for a gala awards weekend in June 2012. Activities will include a visit to Capitol Hill to meet with members of Congress, a Science Showcase during which the students will display and demonstrate their winning ideas, an appearance at the National Press Club, and sightseeing around the nation’s capital. Each of the regional winning teams receives a Toshiba laptop for the school and each member of the regional winning teams will receive a Toshiba HD Camcorder.
First-Ever 20th Anniversary Award Winners
This year, to celebrate the program’s 20th anniversary, the teacher who submitted the most eligible student projects in each grade category received the ExploraVision “20th Anniversary Award,” a Toshiba ThriveTM tablet. The winning teachers are: Laura Haddad (K-3rd grade category) from The Dalton School in New York City, Debbie O’Brien (4-6th grade category), from Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Brian Knoop (7-9th grade category) from St. Henry Catholic School in Nashville, TN, and Barsoum Kasparian (10-12th grade category) from Chaminade College Prep in West Hills, CA. In addition to the individual teacher awards, Chaminade College Prep has also received a Toshiba Classroom package consisting of a TV/DVD combo LED TV, a “kid-friendly” PC, 10 LED light bulbs, a ThriveTM Tablet and an award for being the school with the most overall submissions in 2012.
For more information or an application for 2013, visit www.exploravision.org or e-mail email@example.com. Follow ExploraVision on Twitter at @ToshibaInnovate or join Toshiba Innovation’s Facebook Page at www.Facebook.com/ToshibaInnovation to hear more about ExploraVision.
Rice unveils new mystery for teen-focused CSI game
First of two expansions for award-winning online science game
CAPTION: In "CSI: Web Adventures," players assume the role of a forensic investigator and try to solve a murder mystery. CREDIT: CTTL/Rice University
HOUSTON -- (March 15, 2012) -- CSI fans and would-be forensic investigators the world over can try their hand at solving an arson murder mystery online, thanks to a new federally funded expansion of Rice University's hit educational game "CSI: Web Adventures."
Rice's Center for Technology in Teaching and Learning (CTTL) this week unveiled the first of two planned expansions for its popular "CSI: Web Adventures," a game series based on the hit CBS television show. Players assume the role of a forensic investigator and try to solve murders. In the process of gathering evidence and conducting lab tests, players learn valuable lessons about scientific methods and practice.
The original "CSI: Web Adventures" games were launched in 2007 with funding from the National Science Foundation. They were designed to appeal to teens, but CTTL found the games also appealed to many adult fans of the TV show.
"About a half-million people viewed 'CSI: Web Adventures' last year, which makes it our most popular game series," said Yvonne Klisch, a CTTL researcher and grant co-investigator who oversees the games' development. "About half of the visitors to the site are return visitors, and hundreds have written to request that we add more cases."
"CSI: Web Adventures" initially featured three "cases": a training mission and two more advance murder mysteries. The circumstances of each case dictate the forensic techniques and the science topics that are covered.
From both Web-traffic patterns and posted game reviews, CTTL knows that many of the players are middle- and high-school students. Given the popularity of the games with this age group and the games' use in science classes around the world, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) funded the development of two new cases to address the growing problem of prescription drug abuse among teens. The first, titled "Bitter Pill," debuted this week.
"Our goal is to combine both forensics and neuroscience into storylines that will educate a broad audience about the dangers of prescription drug abuse," said Leslie Miller, CTTL executive director and principal investigator on the NIDA grant. "Having the support of CBS with access to resources from the television series contributes to the game series' popularity around the world. CSI fans are also a large part of our audience."
In "Bitter Pill," players are initially called to investigate a house fire in Las Vegas. One person is dead at the scene and a second is injured. By examining the evidence and interviewing witnesses, players can eventually reconstruct what happened at the crime scene. "Bitter Pill" is the first case in "CSI: Web Adventures" to teach arson forensic methods.
Klisch said "Bitter Pill" and case No. 5, a still-untitled mystery that's scheduled to debut this fall, are the most advanced and complex whodunits yet devised for the game series. In fact, the two new cases are so complex that most players will not finish them in one class period, so Klisch said the game developers also revised the games' "save" feature to make it easier for players to solve the mysteries over several sessions.
"CSI: Web Adventures" has been viewed by 1.4 million users in 198 countries. It is available in English, Spanish and German.
CTTL's other free online science games include "MedMyst," where players investigate infectious disease outbreaks; "Reconstructors," in which students solve mysteries about chemical substances that have both harmful and helpful effects; "N-squad," which focuses on the science behind alcohol abuse; and "Cool Science Careers," a role-playing game series highlighting a variety of science careers. All of CTTL's games are available at http://webadventures.rice.edu. A sixth game series, "Virtual Clinical Trials," which simulates how clinical trials work, is under development.
What is Nanoscience?
There are now 36 videos on YouTube from this provider. You will also find new videos from the National Labs and Universities when you follow this link.
A more comprehensive video for teachers is from Cambridge University
Winner Best short film at the Scinema Science film festival 2010.
"The Strange new world of nanoscience"
Where and what is nano? How will it shape our future? Nanoscience is the study of phenomena and manipulation of materials at the nanoscale, where properties differ significantly from those at a larger scale. The strange world of nanoscience - it can take you into atoms and beyond the stars.
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Video: ‘Nano Techno’ Is the Best Rap Song About Nanotech
You’ll Hear All Day
This is probably the only rap song about nanotech you’ll hear today, but that’s beside the point. The point is that Coma Niddy (aka Mike Wilson) found a way to make nanotechnology something worth rapping about. In his video for “Nano Techno” (above), he breaks down what nanotech is and the many ways it can be used.
Laying out complex scientific problems comes naturally to Wilson. When he’s not rapping, the 28-year-old is an “explainer development specialist” at the New York Hall of Science, meaning he trains people to explain science. He first learned the elementals of nanotech while teaching staff members how to give lessons to guests. More at:
Swiss Nano Cube - English Translation
Our interactive "Nanorama-Loft" game has been translated into english. http://www.swissnanocube.ch/en/home/ The players have to find 42 every-day nanoproducts in a students Loft and have to answer questions.
June Issue Nano Magazine for Kids - Nano Ulagam (English) http://nanoulagam.blogspot.com/2011/06/nano-ulagam-issue-2-june-2011.html
Surrounded by Science
Based on the 2010 National Research Council report, Surrounded by Science: Learning Science in Informal Environments, this video addresses the importance of science learning and how informal science settings--museums, after-school programs, science and technology centers, media enterprises, libraries, aquariums, zoos, and botanical gardens--are integral in the science learning experience.
Watch the Video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtuOgneZe0c
Swiss Nano-Cube: New Knowledge and Education Platform
for Nanotechnologies Launched and Online
Nanotechnology is an enabling technology and offers huge potentials. Ultra-light materials, more efficient solar cells, ”smart“ textiles or new therapeutic methods to fight cancer are a few examples of promising nanotechnology applications. Today, the development of new and innovative products is increasingly often based on nanotechnologies in many industry segments. This is also challenging the educational system, but only few practice-oriented offers for teaching and learning exist and most teachers have not received any nano-specific education yet.
In order to close this gap, the Innovation Society St.Gallen and the Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (SFIVET) have developed the Swiss Nano-Cube platform which provides materials for school lessons as well as comprehensive background information for those interested in nanotechnologies.
From the Interactive ”Nano Game“ to the Nobel Prize in Physics
Swiss Nano-Cube is a knowledge and education platform offering insights and contents in diverse areas of nanotechnologies. Playing the interactive Nanorama game, you can discover everyday nanoproducts. The NanoTeachBox offers didactic material for teaching and learning, video clips, presentations and much more to be used in class. With regards to the Year of Chemistry in 2011 and with the support of Metrohm Foundation, a nano chemistry module has been developed. It contains detailed instructions on how to perform illustrating nanotechnology-related experiments particularly for chemistry classes. In addition, Swiss Nano-Cube offers a broad spectrum of background information on basic mechanisms and effects in the nano world and on economic, social and technical issues of nanotechnologies, as well as practical information useful for the professional life. Furthermore, Swiss Nano-Cube offers TeachNano courses for the advanced training of teachers.
The platform will be evaluated by the end of 2011 and further developed with the help of experts from economy, science and education. In particular, new modules will be developed and further multilingual contents will be integrated (French, Italian and English).
To stay updated with further developments of the Swiss Nano-Cube platform, please subscribe to the dedicated Swiss Nano-Cube newsletter at http://www.swissnanocube.ch/en/news/newsletter/
Knowledge and Dialogue for a Better Understanding
Swiss Nano-Cube is supported by private organisations and several Swiss Federal Offices (OPET, FOEN, FOAG). With their commitments, the Swiss public authorities follow the existing national strategy for the promotion of young talents in technical and scientific jobs and actively contribute to increase public communication on the opportunities and risks of nanotechnologies as it is mentioned in the Swiss Action Plan on Nanotechnologies. Swiss Nano-Cube as a pathbreaking educational platform thus emphasises the pioneering role of Switzerland in education and technology.
Swiss Nano-Cube Project Lead
The Innovation Society St.Gallen is a advisory spin-off from the University of St.Gallen. The company is a pioneer in nanotechnology consulting with a focus on innovation management and communication. The company is based at the technology center (tebo) of the EMPA in St.Gallen. www.innovationsociety.ch.
Marianne Dietiker (project lead) | E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org | Phone: +41 (0) 71 274 72 66
The Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (SFIVET) is the competence center of the Swiss Federation for vocational education and training and provides tertiary-level basic and continuing training to professionals.
Martin Vonlanthen (lecturer formation) | E-Mail: email@example.com | Phone: +41 (0) 31 910 37 10
New Programme NANOYOU for ages 11-18 started in October 2010
NANOYOU will have a very strong school programme on nanotechnologies (NTs) aimed at students aged 11-18, which will be completely adapted to their educational needs.
Nanoyou offers Teacher Training kits for different age groups, as well as for science centres. The modules are available to all teachers interested in organising educational activities within their schools, and includes background materials, literature and specific case studies, all related to the contents of other tools and workshops developed within Nanoyou.
The school programme focuses on three topical sub-areas: information and communication technology (ICT), energy and environment, and medicine. Resources and training materials are available for educators, as well as the Web Portal where students can actively participate in virtual dialogues, experiments and games.
NANYOU’s school programme will be implemented in two stages, a first one with pilot schools selected via an open call (beginning in January 2010) and a second one open to all schools (beginning in October 2010).
The science centres programme will be targeted towards the 19-25 age groups and will be more focused, with specific discussions about the sub-area of NT and ICT. This programme will begin in January 2010 and will initially be targeted towards participants around La Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie in Paris and the Centre de Culture Scientifique Techinique et Industrielle in Grenoble.
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Become a NanoScienceWorks.org Member
NanoScienceWorks.org is one of the web's leading information exchange portals for connecting with the latest science news, leading experts and award-winning institutions in nanoscience research community.
Membership in NanoScienceWorks.org is free, and includes access to an unparalleled collection of nanoscience research, information and thought-leaders. NanoScienceWorks.org members receive valuable offers and access to exclusive book excerpts, videos, download and discounts across a wide range of more than 20 disciplines in nanoscience research, manufacturing and commercialization. Connect with the world's top nano researchers and institutions for biology, chemistry, CNTs, electronics, fluidics, medicine, MEMS & NEMS, quantum dots, tribology and more.
UnderstandingNano Website Offers Lesson Plans for Educators
The Understandingnano website has posted 5 new nanotechnology lesson plans in time for the 2010-2011 school year. The site now offers lesson plans for both high school and middle school grade levels on three topics: Introduction to Nanotechnology, Nanotechnology in Medicine, and Environmental Nanotechnology.
Each lesson plan includes a corresponding student handout and all plans are available for anybody to use. Interested educators and students can find these lesson plans at the following url: http://www.understandingnano.com/nanotechnology-lesson-plan.html
Earl Boysen, co-author of Nanotechnology For Dummies from Wiley Publishing, began the UnderstandingNano website in 2007 to provide easy to understand explanations of nanotechnology concepts and applications to the general public. Since that time the site has attracted professional researchers in nanotechnology related fields, students, teachers, and others, who find the articles and data on the site useful and informative.
For additional information contact: Earl Boysen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Droid does more than just cellphones!
Previews of new Android pad computers on YouTube. Most in the $100. range. Plans revealed a marketing campaign for most of them in September. Take a look - many comparison videos to guide you in purchasing.
The Android pad computers connect to the Internet with WI-FI and could be an inexpensive method for developing nations to supply to K-12 schools for e-learning.
15$ Android Slatecomputer- with screen add $50.!
NIST sponsored Video of Micro nanobot competition for kids
International Online Exhibition (4th edition) is officially open.
150 works authored by 42 artists from 15 countries were submitted for this edition.
We encourage teachers and parents to view the artworks created from these powerful electron microscopic scans of materials at this very small scale of science, which is not visible to the human eye.
As you view the artworks and scroll down the page, you will see the NanoART for Kids link included.
Teachers/students are encouraged to visit our 2010 projects page for more details on participation in the NanoArt k12 program.
You are also invited to participate in our new program with...
our new project partner Aspex Corporation
who has offered to provide SEM scans for students
of objects from the natural world such as
insects, leaves, flowers, seeds, fingernails, hair, etc.
View their Sample Gallery
HEXBUG Nano Swarms Toys“R”Us & RadioShack Stores Nationwide
October 20th, 2009
GREENVILLE, Texas - (Business Wire) Innovation First International, a global leader in educational and competitive robotics products and consumer robotics toys, today unveiled the HEXBUG Nano – a tiny, 1.75 inch energetic micro robotic bug that uses the physics of vibration and robotic intelligence to skitter along and explore its environment on smooth surfaces.
Planned as a series for collectors, the first release is the Nano Newton Collection of five unique bugs for kids 3 years old and up, and is now available for $7.99 each at Toys“R”Us stores nationwide and online at Toysrus.com, RadioShack and online at www.hexbug.com/nano. Additionally, Toys“R”Us is exclusively offering the HEXBUG Nano Habitat Set, which allows users to configure customizable mazes for the industrious creatures.
HEXBUG Nano fanatics interested in the lore of science and discovery can visit www.handandstars.com to earn points by answering science quiz questions, register their collection using the unique serial numbers included inside each test tube style package, and achieve global status and prestige in an online game that requires players to use scientific principles to build their own virtual Nano.
“HEXBUG Nano fascinates children and adults alike with its lifelike behavior while it exposes them to concepts such as cause-and-effect, momentum, center of gravity and randomness,” said Joel Carter, vice president, marketing, Innovation First International. “The Nano is also the first generation of HEXBUG Micro Robotic Creatures that is collectible and extends the user experience online with a world that reinforces the fun and fascination behind science and discovery through a variety of online challenges and game-play.”
Powered by a tiny motor and 12 fixed, angular legs, the industrious insect switches direction upon coming into contact with an object in its path, and possesses an uncanny sense of balance, flipping to its feet when turned on its back. Continuing to pay homage to its scientific heritage, the HEXBUG Nano family will include five unique collections, each named after an accomplished scientist. Each collection will include five distinct series, representing key scientific discoveries realized during the time period of its collection. For example, the Newton Collection, available today, includes Gravity, Orbit, Motion, Calculus and Refraction as its five series. Each Series includes five individual bugs, some of which are common while others are very rare, so collectors will need to be on the lookout for certain high point value creatures. There are also extremely rare bugs known as Mutations, which will appear from time to time. Additional collections and series will be unveiled in 2010.
HEXBUG Micro Robotic Creatures meet the most stringent safety regulations put into action by the new CPSIA law, designed with the underlying intention of protecting children and the environment from poisonous products.
About Innovation First International
Innovation First International, a privately held corporation, was founded on the belief that innovation very early in the design process is necessary to produce simple and elegant product designs. Innovation First began producing electronics for unmanned mobile ground robots, and is now an industry leader in the hobby, competition, education and toy markets. The company’s award winning Vex Robotics Design System, HEXBUG Micro Robotic Creatures and IFI Robotics span the education, consumer and business-to-business markets. In 2007, the company launched www.RobotEvents.com, an online portal dedicated to the advancement of educational and competitive robotics, which provides comprehensive information on the latest robotics competitions, educational workshops and information for teachers and mentors. The company also created the VEX Robotics Competition in 2007, designed to give a diverse group of students the chance to celebrate their accomplishments and share their passion for robotics with each other. Leveraging the company’s core competency in electrical and mechanical engineering, the RackSolutions division works closely with all major computer OEMs to provide custom mounting solutions and industry-wide rack compatibility for data installations of all sizes. In 2009 the company added offices in Hong Kong and the United Kingdom to better serve the global marketplace. With an advanced in-house metal fabrication plant, distribution center, and corporate office located together in a 13 acre complex in Greenville, Texas, the company is poised to continue on a rapid growth path. Please visit www.innovationfirst.com for additional information.
NanoART for KIDS has been launched...
The first two paintings have been posted. The students are from Kindergarten and Grade 5.
Click on the painting to open for larger view and click again and more information from the student.
We encourage teachers to view the albums to gain an understanding of the beauty of science at the nanoscale and then read the following article.
New Resource for students and teachers
Nano art gallery slide show of scans show the natural beauty at the nanoscale of science
NanoArt for Kids program opens the window
to this tiny scale of science for K-12 students
Children learn by exploring their world and will now be able to see a tiny version of our world that looks quite different with powerful microscopes to challenge their imaginations
Nacogdoches, TX – August 13, 2008 - The NanoArt K12 program has been launched by Cris Orfescu, artist and scientist from NanoArt21.org in collaboration with Judith Light Feather, artist and founder of The Nanotechnology Group Inc., which provides support to group members for the facilitation and development of innovative Nanoscale Science education globally.
The purpose of this worldwide program is to stimulate creativity and expand the visionary imaginations of our children through innovative education activities to promote a new paradigm unifying the art-science-technology intersections at the nanoscale. Size matters in all scales of science and textbook publishers have not included the nanoscale of science in their subject matter for K-12 students. Universities are now offering teachers workshops in various areas of the country to explain nano science to high school students in hopes that they will introduce new material into their classrooms.
NanoArt is a new discipline which combines art with science creating paintings and sculptures at molecular and atomic levels. Scientists use chemical or physical processes to explore the surfaces, composition and interaction of elements at the nanoscale, which can now be viewed and manipulated with powerful research tools like scanning electron (SEM) scanning tunneling (STM) and atomic force microscopes (AFM). These scientific images are then captured and further processed, using different digital techniques. Since these tools are too expensive for primary grade classrooms we will be providing weblinks to sites that the children, parents and teachers can explore.
Nano means ‘dwarf’ and a nanometer is 1 billionth of a meter which is too small to see with the human eye. This unique introduction to the K-12 students showcasing the beauty of nature at this tiny scale of science is designed to stimulate their imagination and curiosity strengthening the desire to learn more science, technology and engineering (STEM) courses as they move through the primary grades and enter high school.
Art is the perfect media for this first introduction as the visual scans naturally challenge the child to recognize patterns in the shapes they are familiar with in their everyday reality. You will soon discover when viewing the scans provided that many familiar shapes will appear within the scans that can be further developed through drawings, paintings and sculptures, which can be submitted for the NanoArt K12 online exhibition. All compositions will be grouped online by age/grade level for the viewers.
Nanoflower scan for art ‘Nano Wisdom’ oil pastel painting
In preparing for this launch Light Feather developed an oil pastel painting from the nanoflower scan (shown above) that would serve as an example of an image that was reflected in the patterns. “ I could have created a flower, a bear, or a monkey as the example, but my imagination saw the owl as the predominant shape that resonated with my mind. I have titled it "Nano Wisdom" as the energy of the owl has always been noted in Native American cultures to honor wisdom and 'wisdom keepers.' In moving forward to present this science to our young children and the research that will result in new technology we will need this wisdom,” she said.
It is our intention that the NanoArt for Kids will open the door for teachers to explore the outsource materials being created and include some of the visual elements and experiential online labs in their classrooms in the future.
Source: The NanoTechnology Group NanoNews Division
Danville grant aimed at helping teachers learn more on nanotechnology
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Aug. 12--A grant from federal government will help area teachers learn more about nanotechnology.
The Institute for Advanced Learning & Research received a $191,593 grant from the U.S. Department of Education for professional development opportunities, according to a news release.
The grant provides money for the Institute to coordinate nanotechnology-themed programs so that students from kindergarten through 12th grade are exposed to the emerging science of nanotechnology.
"It is critical that our students have early and consistent exposure to emerging science and technology fields if they are to be competitive in the 21st century knowledge-based economy," Julie Brown, the Institute's director of academic and outreach programs, said in the release.
U.S. Rep. Virgil Goode helped with landing the grant for the Institute.
"I am glad that I was able to help secure this grant for the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research so that teachers in the Danville area can become 'best practice' experts in the field of nanotechnology and prepare their students for the possibility of pursuing careers in this area of the 21st century economy," Goode said in a prepared statement.
The Institute will work with Northwestern University's Materials World Modules program, the University of Virginia, Penn State University and Virginia Tech, along with other nanoscience experts, to develop a teacher-training program.
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MEMS & Nanotechnology for Kids Wins 2008 IPPY Book Award
Proving that "small is cool," book that aims to inspire kids about the possibilities of next-generation science and engineering is honored by Independent Publisher for best Juvenile/Young Adult Non-Fiction.
Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) June 4, 2008 -- MEMS & Nanotechnology for Kids, written by Marlene Bourne and published by Scottsdale-based Bourne Research LLC, is a bronze medal recipient of the 12th Annual Independent Publisher (IPPY) Book Award in the Juvenile/Young Adult Non-Fiction category. Honoring the best independently published books of the past year, more than 3,100 entries came from 16 countries around the world; winners included works from renowned publishers such as Afton Historical Society Press, Harvard University Press and Yale University Press.
"What (the book) does is encourage a student's natural sense of wonder by taking a close look at some of the things in his or her life that might normally receive little more than a passing thought," writes the Virginia Journal of Science Education. "The detailed and colorful images are powerful."
MEMS & Nanotechnology for Kids provides a basic introduction to today's coolest technologies. It explores what we can find at the micro- and nano-scale, and then takes a look at various MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical systems) devices and nanomaterials; readers learn how they work and why they're useful in all kinds of products. Although written for students ages 11-14 to inspire interest in science and engineering, younger children and adults may also benefit from the easy-to-read explanations.
Printed by Sentinel Printing Company of St. Cloud, Minnesota, MEMS & Nanotechnology for Kids also recently won Gold in the Central Minnesota Printing Professionals 2008 Galley of Superb Printing, a prestigious honor among printers.
MEMS & Nanotechnology for Kids (ISBN: 9780979550560; Price: $24.95) is available online at Amazon.com; signed copies of the book can be purchased at www.bourneresearch.com. Bulk discounts are available; please contact Bourne Research at 480-695-0521 for details.
About Bourne Research
Bourne Research LLC is a trusted source of business and market intelligence for global leaders seeking strategic information on emerging technology trends and their business impact. Its founder, Marlene Bourne, is a highly respected industry analyst with nearly 15 years of experience following the development of emerging technologies, and is internationally recognized as one of the leading experts on MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical systems) and its convergence with nanotechnology. For more information, visit www.bourneresearch.com.
Support Project OLPC for developing nations
Learn about the solutions for education in developing countries that can only be accomplished with the OLPC program. Most of these villages do not have electricity and can only use the OLPC version of the laptops that have the handcrank. The ability to provide opensource curriculum in any language is also an important benefit of the OLPC laptop project. Join us this year to start the final phase to provide global access for innovative education.
The OLPC project is now ready for content and a new laptop is being developed for the project in India
See the Laptop for $10 press release below.
Teachers, Programmers and Developers can also help us provide nano science education as content in the laptops. Visit the Outreach Programs listed for K-12 that are published under the creativecommons attribution 2.5 license and qualify for inclusion under the OLPC guidelines.
Educators page: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Educators
Teachers, programmers and developers interested in volunteer opportunities:
(a) Online, open-source, wiki-textbooks, math and science projects, dictionaries, geographies, histories, social studies, health and nutrition courses, and translations into indigenous languages. These materials can be customized for a particular region or group of children or for more general use throughout the OLPC world; Go to OLPC Content wikipage: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Educators#Contribute_content
(b) Software applications not otherwise available on laptops for children that will enhance the general usefulness of laptops in every location. This could be, for example, educational games; collaborative and archiving tools; or artistic, video and graphic tools; Go to OLPC Developers Programwikipage.
(c) Other ways to participate can be found on this OLPC wikipage.
All materials and peripherals developed with OLPC Foundation support must follow open source formats and standards and be available without fee for use by any child with an OLPC-provided laptop.
Now, $10 laptop for students
29 Jul, 2008, 2028 hrs IST, IANS
NEW DELHI: After displaying its prowess in developing the world's cheapest car, India is on track to rolling out the world's cheapest laptop computer that could cost as low as $10, a top official said here on Tuesday.
Minister of State for Human Resource Development D Purandeswari said research was being conducted to develop the laptop, especially for use by students, which will cost all of $10.
"Research in this direction is being already carried out at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras," she told the e-India annual summit on information and communication technologies.
The laptop, when produced, will prove to be a breakthrough device that could solve the problems of low computer literacy and e-learning not only in India, but also the world over, she added.
Earlier this year, India's Tata Group had unveiled the "Nano" that was touted as the world's cheapest car costing all of $2,500 and the announcement had grabbed global headlines.
The cheapest laptop available today is at least 10 times costlier. The "Xo" sold by the Massachusetts-based non-government organization 'One Laptop Per Child Foundation' sells for $188.
The foundation, started by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) alumnus Nicholas Negroponte, aims to supply the low cost machines to the governments of developing countries for them to source it to school children.
But the Indian government rejected the offer in 2006, calling it an experimental model.
"India must not allow itself to be used for experimentation with children in this area," the human resource ministry had stated then.
However the project was taken up by the Reliance Anil Dhirubahi Group to be implemented as a pilot in Maharashtra's Khairat village.
Under this initiative, Reliance Communications will provide net connectivity, backbone, logistics, and support to the OLPC initiative. "The initiative aims at covering over 25,000 towns, and 6,00,000 villages in the country by 2008."
Editors note: This new project will help us tremendously in getting laptops to children in Africa and around the world.
Robotics students could be future tech leaders
Wednesday April 23, 2008
Seeing the future is not as unusual as it may sound. Over the last 20 years I’ve been involved with a number of initiatives that permit me to see the future through the eyes of students. In my case it’s high school students over the last five years.
In 2004 I was offered the privilege of becoming involved in FIRST Robotics. For those that don’t know much about the group, it’s the equivalent of a sports team, but the goal is not shooting hoops or scoring touchdowns, but via the same teamwork principles, building a robot with the most cutting-edge technology available. They achieve a variety of goals depending on the rules of the game, which change year by year. Just as with a sports team, the basics have to be purchased by the school or obtained via some level of fundraising / sponsorship.
FIRST Robotics is the culmination of a vision set out by Dean Kamen and Dr. Woodie Flowers; a vision set out to get young people to compete just as hard at being successful in science, technology and engineering as they do in various sports. FIRST is the acronym for ‘For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology’. When you see young people successful at this or anything else, it encourages them to reach beyond to new levels of achievement. I believe we’re being permitted a sneak peek at the future where these people hold the promise of helping to overcome the challenges that exist to a sustainable future.
The future is often painted with dark clouds on the horizon, and it’s easy to see why this is the case; energy issues, global climate change and loss of jobs overseas to mention a few.
In its simplest form the tasks these students are given use supplied materials, with the help of experienced mentors, to build a robot that will accomplish the desired task. This is done in concert with at least two other teams, while competing against threes other teams on a playing field. When you consider the answers to the many issues facing society in the early part of the 21st century, will be overcome by skills that will be found in the world of science and technology, it’s easy to see the playing field may be the incubator of some of the solutions we’ll need so badly. Of course this will integrate with many other disciplines such as medicine, education, skilled trades and socially conscientious leadership in government and business.
When all this is combined with teamwork and the natural energy our students have, along with the FIRST principle of Gracious Professionalism, you begin to see when these students are released into the world they will be the problem solvers. Many other principles guide the behaviour of the students and mentors; positive re-enforcement, innovation and where I get to participate, health and safety. Teams can focus on winning numerous awards, or simply on winning the competition.
Viewing, for example, a team with a desire to win the safety award is an exemplary opportunity to look into what a young mind can do when challenged to go outside of anywhere they have been before.
As a member of the Safety Advisor team since 2004 I’ve witnessed not only our own KDSS team win the safety award at the Greater Toronto Regional FIRST Robotics Competition through outstanding outreach, to observing teams from LaSalle and Peterborough create safety programs that would satisfy the needs of most companies, large or small. Make no mistake, the drive to win the other awards available is just as intense and shows the very same promise for the future success of these students, as they strive to make life better for all of society.
Our students at all levels of education are capable of the most incredible accomplishments, but when a program such as this has opened the door to over 20,000 students, the result can only be broadly beneficial.
Since the initial Robotics program at the high school level started in the early nineties, we’ve seen the program extend to the elementary level where students are challenged to not only build much smaller robots using Lego, but have used nano-technology in their build programs. This is the same nano-technology now being used in advanced cancer treatment.
I am pleased to see the future through these young people, and in full recognition that our sustainable future is the hands of a wide and varied number of skills and disciplines, make no mistake these students will be at the leading edge of overcoming society’s challenges.
News from Nobelprize.org on new educational game
February 22, 2008
From the first X-ray images that allowed us to look inside our bodies to unravelling the complex machinery that lies at the heart of heredity, the Nobel Prizes have recognized many of the major achievements in scientific and medical imaging. Revisiting any of these individual Prizes provides an informative snapshot of the state-of-the-art thinking in imaging at the time of the award. However, an all-together more instructive and revealing vision of how imaging has advanced over the decades can be provided by tracing the development of the field along the path from one Nobel Prize to another.
With this in mind, we have created a new production entitled Imaging Life that combines articles, images and video to reveal the stories behind the advancement of scientific and medical imaging through the Nobel Prizes - some of which you will find listed below. Navigating the timeline allows you to trace the individual paths of illumination that led to each milestone in imaging and see how related Nobel Prizes have changed our view of ourselves and the world around us.
If this leaves you with an appetite to discover more about imaging, you will find plenty more relevant articles, videos and games on Nobelprize.org, examples of which can also be found below. As always, please let us know your opinion of what you find on Imaging Life and Nobelprize.org, or any suggestions for how we might improve the site.
From atoms to X-rays and from magnetism to microscopes, take a trip along the timeline to see how Nobel Prize-awarded breakthroughs in imaging have changed how we view the world around and within us.
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NASA Ames Research Center
Fly by Math and Line Up with Math
Web site invites students in Grades 5-9 to use hands-on math to avoid air traffic conflicts.
Interactive student/teacher resources
Rice Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology
K-12 Outreach programs
The goal of our educational outreach and human resource programs is to cultivate a future workforce experienced with using science and engineering at the nanoscale to solve problems in biological and environmental engineering. CBEN’s educational outreach activities are coordinated by Dr. John Hutchinson (firstname.lastname@example.org), Director for Education and Dr. Carolyn Nichol (email@example.com), Associate Director for Education. CBEN faculty members and students contribute substantially to these programs.
MIT adapts free online courses for high schools
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has created a new web site with free online resources that aim to improve science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) instruction at the high school level. "Highlights for High School," which builds on MIT's OpenCourseWare (OCW) initiative, is designed to inspire the next generation of engineers and scientists and to serve as a valuable tool for high school teachers. OCW publishes educational materials under an open license that encourages their reuse, redistribution, and modification for noncommercial purposes.
New secondary-school web site contains OpenCourseWare resources for teaching STEM disciplines
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Highlights for High School organizes thousands of MIT introductory course materials into a format that is more accessible for high school students and teachers. The site also features more than 2,600 video and audio clips, animations, lecture notes and assignments from actual MIT courses and aligns them to the Advanced Placement topics in Biology, Calculus and Physics.
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Too Small to See: Zoom into Nanotechnology Exhibition
It's a Nano World traveling museum Exhibit
Learning Nanotechnology :: NanoMission
Action Adventures in the Nano world.
NanoMissiontm the world's first scientifically accurate interactive 3d learning game based on understanding nano-sciences and nanotechnology.
The players are challenged in imaginative environments that promotes learning about: Molecular building, Nano-Imaging, Creation of Nano-devices, Nano-medicine, Quantum Behaviour, Manipulating Electrons and Nano-Materials.
Primarily focused on 12-18 age range - the game is also a valuable and fun way to learn about nanotechnology irrespective of age. Available online for the PC and through retail for PlayStation Portable.
PlayGen are seeking sponsorship to complete the PC version of the game. Sponsor(s) will get in-game advertising and tailor made version of the game for distribution.
Founded in 2001 by gaming industry experts, PlayGen is a London based game development studio with a strong and growing track record in developing serious games for training and learning purposes. See http://www.playgen.com
RESEARCHERS CATCH MOTION OF A SINGLE ELECTRON ON VIDEO
To observe the motion of an electron, an elementary particle with a mass that is one billionth of a billionth of a billionth of a gram, has been considered to be impossible. So when two Brown University physicists showed movies of electrons moving through liquid helium at the 2006 International Symposium on Quantum Fluids and Solids in Kyoto, they raised some eyebrows.
Full story at http://www.physorg.com/news100354343.html
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Saltwater as clean fuel and possible cure for cancer using nanoparticles
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WATER for Fuel
WATCH AMAZING FOOTAGE OF HOW NANOTUBES FORM
A team of scientists led by the Department's Dr Stephan Hofmann have successfully produced live video footage that shows how carbon nanotubes, more than 10,000 times smaller in diameter than a human hair, form.
Full story at http://www.physorg.com/news97943572.html
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Molecular handshake (film) -- http://www.fkf.mpg.de/kern/videos/videoV1.mpg
Cellular Visions: The Inner Life of a Cell, an eight-minute animation created in NewTek LightWave 3D and Adobe After Effects for Harvard biology students.
The animation shows a number of molecular machines — ribosomes, motors, and more — working to move molecules and structures around a cell, and even to create the structures. It also shows a lot of membrane events, and molecules working with and through membranes, and a few organelles. It shows the molecules in their real molecular structure — these are renderings of experimental data, not artists' conceptions.
New narrated version
How DNA transcription works. North Dakota University
Might we all live 100 years longer? 1000?
(Presentation by Aubrey de Grey, Oxford 2005)
Aubrey de Grey, British biogerontologist and founder of SENS, controversially claims to have created a roadmap to defeat biological aging.
23 min 31 sec - Oct 18, 2006
RNA interference in action.
Aubrey de Grey
Roadmap project to 2099 - A visual trip through the 21st Century.
Nanotechnology - Age of Convergence.
Visualizes how nanotechnology will be used to repair and upgrade our bodies. Charles Ostman was the "Nanotech Visionary" behind this.
Productive Nanosystems: From molecules to superproducts. An 86.1 MB high resolution version is also available.
Programmable dermal display (10 MB) designed by Robert A. Freitas Jr and Gina Miller. Learn more about this animation! You may also watch it as a Quicktime movie instead.
Discovery: Future 2057
Site includes a game, puzzles, videos. Future of medicine, space elevator, transportation, military, communication, news and more with most of the predictions based on nanotechnology discoveries.
Forming Carbon Nanotubes
A team of scientists, including researchers at Cambridge University, have successfully produced live video footage that shows how carbon nanotubes, more than 10,000 times smaller in diameter than a human hair, form. The video sequences show nanofibres and nanotubes nucleating around miniscule particles of nickel and are already offering greater insight into how these microscopic structures self-assemble.
These two videos show how the nickel reacts a process called catalytic chemical vapour deposition. This is one of several methods of producing nanotubes, and involves the application of a gas containing carbon (in this case acetylene) to minute crystalline droplets referred to as "catalyst islands" (the nickel).
In conditions appropriate to creating nano-fibres, the catalyst was squeezed upwards gradually as carbon formed around it. When the application of gas was reduced to create single-walled nanotubes, the carbon instead lifted off the catalyst to form a tubular structure.
Watch "Cellular Visions: The Inner Life of a Cell", an eight-minute animation created in NewTek LightWave 3D and Adobe After Effects for Harvard biology students
Narration has been added to "Cellular Visions: The Inner Life of a Cell"
New narrated version perfect for the classroom
The animation shows a number of molecular machines -- ribosomes, motors, and more -- working to move molecules and structures around a cell, and even to create the structures. It also shows a lot of membrane events, and molecules working with and through membranes, and a few organelles. It shows the molecules in their real molecular structure -- these are renderings of experimental data, not artists' conceptions.
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The Vega Science Trust in the UK, has a mission that matches our organization stated as follows: The Vega Science Trust aims to create a broadcast platform for the science, engineering and technology (SET) communities, so enabling them to communicate on all aspects of their fields of expertise using the exciting new TV and Internet opportunities. To view a sample of programming for the Introduction of Nanotechnology that closely matches our programming goals:
Two new films from Europe: Adults and childrens films
:: Film: "Nanotechnology"
This 26' film (DVD format in 20 EU languages) on nanotechnology, aimed particularly at a young audience, seeks to both inform and raise interest in nanotechnology and research. It received a Prize from the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Physical Training in the category "film dealing with education" at the Festival: TECHFILM 2003, Czech Republic and a Diploma of honor in the 33rd edition of the Roshd International Film Festival in Iran.The film is free of charge. If you wish to order the DVD of the film, please send the order form or by e-mail or fax.
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:: Film: Nano the next dimension
This 28' film (DVD format - only in English language) on nanotechnology won a prize in the category "Scientific and popular scientific film under 30 minutes" and the prize of the Czech Television for the best foreign TV programme at the festival TECHFILM 2003, Czech Republic. It has also won the "Grand Prix du Jury" at the "Festival du Film Scientifique d'Orsay", 30 March to 2 April 2004.
The film is free of charge. If you wish to order the DVD of the film, please send the order form or by e-mail or fax.
New: View and download the film from the website
The NANO Revolution video is a product of the Education & Outreach programs of UVa’s NSF-sponsored MRSEC, which are dedicated to informing and inspiring tomorrow’s scientists through work with K-12, undergraduate, and graduate students, as well as members of the general public. Research programs within the UVa MRSEC focus on the study of atomic-scale phenomena for applications in fields such as information storage, energy production, and medicine. For more information on the research programs of the UVa MRSEC, visit www.mrsec.virginia.edu
To view The NANO Revolution program in its entirety, visit:
Educators who wish to acquire a physical copy of The NANO Revolution program in a DVD format for classroom use should contact Juliet Trail, MRSEC Center Manager, at (434) 243-2590. For more information, please
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It's expected that the potential applications of nanotechnology will improve the quality of life. IP NANOKER, for example, will deliver new materials for hip and knee prosthesis, dental implants and scaffolds. However, as with any new technologies there may be some associated risk. Regarding the results of IP NANOKER, these potential risks will be openly acknowledged and investiggated and ethical principles will be respected too.
Expert Interview with Prof. Dr. Tilman Butz (University of Leipzig)
Expert Interview with Dr. Rob Aitken (Institute of Occupational Medicine, Edinburgh)
Amazing Physics videos
The Great Global Warming Swindle (Complete) 76.55 minutes
Produced by top scientists from around the world. Manmade global warming is not supported by scientific research.
Watch the entire film for a complete understanding of this important documentary.
Nanoker Newsletter No. 4
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