Jan
11
2013

Nano at home!: Forget those super-sterile clean rooms.  The DIY Nano app lets you explore nanoscale science in the comfort of your own home!
Nano at home!: Forget those super-sterile clean rooms. The DIY Nano app lets you explore nanoscale science in the comfort of your own home!Courtesy NISE Network
When things get really really small (nanoscale small), they behave completely differently! For example, gold at the nanoscale can look purple, orange, or red; static electricity has a greater effect on nanoparticles than gravity; and aluminum (the stuff your benign soda cans are made of) is explosive at the nanoscale!

If you want to experience some of these nanoscale phenomena first-hand, check out whatisnano.org, or download the DIY Nano app. The website and the app were both created by the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net for short), and have videos and activity guides, complete with instructions and material lists, so you can do some nano experiments at home! The app was a Parents' Choice award winner for 2012, and was featured in Wired Magazine's review of apps. Definitely worth a look!

Have fun exploring nanoscale properties!

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Evan B. Hazard's picture
Evan B. Hazard says:

I believe that is two views of a mole humerus. Note the convex articulations at both ends. Please reply.

posted on Fri, 01/11/2013 - 9:39pm
patentsusa's picture
patentsusa says:

Everything in the world is becoming precise and as small the thing the greater its price.

posted on Sat, 01/19/2013 - 7:15am
qwerty's picture
qwerty says:

i love math so i do it every day i do it in school plus during my free time thats my life and what i do at school to i love my life my family my friends and my birth day thank you for this website thank god for math i love the internet good by thanks for writing this who everr wrote this thank you and good after noon

posted on Sat, 02/16/2013 - 2:42pm
Innotech's picture
Innotech says:

Forget the micro particles in cleanrooms, nanoscale is the unreal kind of tiny. How long until science steps it up a notch (or down in size) to the pico or femto scales? Yocto? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pico-

posted on Mon, 08/05/2013 - 2:27pm
cmccarthy's picture
cmccarthy says:

You can learn more about nano at http://www.whatisnano.org/

posted on Mon, 09/09/2013 - 12:01pm

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