Many institutions now have access to inexpensive 3D printing capability. These can be used in Nanoscience education for both conceptual and practical applications. A 3D printer can be used to make models of atomic lattice structure. Atomic packing factor and theoretical density calculations can be somewhat difficult for students to understand and I find…Continue
Taking pictures of bugs with a scanning electron microscope is a way to encourage interest in microscopy among younger students and children. (I really enjoy it myself.) Getting the best image of our insect friends can be something of a challenge though. In this blog I will describe some basic techniques for imaging bugs.
I attended the HITEC Conference in Denver last week as part of the Nano-Link Group. HITEC stands for High Impact Technology Exchange Conference and is funded through the National Science Foundation Advanced Technology Education program (NSF ATE). High tech brings together technical educators from many different disciplines including Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, Materials…Continue
This is my new favorite scale of things site.
This site lets you zoom into the nanoscale and further into the far subatomic and you can zoom out to the size of the universe. You can get interesting information and trivia by clicking on the objects. It includes many more objects than other similar sites. Very fun to explore.
I was reading some research on battery technology and asked to express my opinion so I thought I would do it on this blog.
I'm not an expert in battery…Continue