NISE Network Blog

NISE Net Awarded Renewal Funding to Launch Another 5 Years

By Larry Bell on September 20, 2010 | 0 comments

The NSF today awarded the Museum of Science in Boston the funds to continue the work of the NISE Net into the next decade.  David UckoDavid UckoAt our reverse site visit last July, David Ucko, our NSF program officer for the first five years said that, when they first crafted the solicitation for the original grant that funded NISE Net, he never expected that as much would be accomplished as the NISE Net has done.  It was a glowing tribute to the work of everyone in the Network.

Growing focus on societal implications in NISE Net work

By Larry Bell on September 1, 2010 | 0 comments

Just about a year ago NISE Net launched an expanded collaboration with the Center for Nanotechnology in Society and you'll hear more about upcoming activities in the months ahead. The conversation started when staff from seven science centers brought cart demos and stage presentations to the S.NET conference in Seattle on Labor Day weekend last year. S.NET is a new professional society for the study of nanoscience and emerging technologies in areas of the social sciences and humanities.

NanoDays 2010: Highlights from the Reports

By Margaret Glass on August 27, 2010 | 0 comments

Summer may be drawing to a close, but the NISE Network is already gearing up for NanoDays 2011. While the finishing touches are put on some new activities and kit contents, I’d like to share some of the feedback collected from NanoDays 2010.

The Crab Nebula and Nanotechnology Have Both Changed My Life - Have They Changed Yours?

By Larry Bell on August 26, 2010 | 0 comments

Forty years ago the Crab Nebula changed my life and now nanotechnology is doing the same thing, not just for me but for many people in the NISE Net. Here's my story; share yours by leaving it in a comment below.

Nano in the News: Cleaning Water with Nanotech Teabags

By Vrylena Olney on August 13, 2010 | 0 comments

How often do you think about whether your water will make you sick?  I almost never do, but for many people, lack of access to clean drinking water is a huge problem.

Frank Kusiak of the Lawrence Hall of Science recently posted this link to the Southwest NISE Net hub facebook page:

Nanotech tea bag creates safe drinking water instantly, for less than a penny

Check out the article if you have a chance.

Nano Haiku: Too Small to See

By Vrylena Olney on August 9, 2010 | 0 comments

New nano looks at
structures barely hundredths of
visible wavelengths

Haiku by Luke Donev of the Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, TX

Nano Haiku: Gold

By Vrylena Olney on August 9, 2010 | 0 comments

Itty-bitty gold,
you hold profound potential.
Stained glass is cool, too.

By Leigha Horton of the Science Museum of Minnesota.

Two NISE Net activities that touch on stained glass and/or gold nanoparticles:

Nano Haikus: Nano Walkers

By Vrylena Olney on August 4, 2010 | 0 comments

I have a well-documented soft spot for nano-themed poetry, so I was excited to find this haiku on Haiku News, a blog that posts news headli