NISE Network Blog

More Nano Jobs: History of Nanotechnology

By Vrylena Olney on April 8, 2009 | 0 comments

In addition to the post-doc positions open at the University of Wisconsin - Madison MRSEC, the Center for Nanotechnology in Society (CNS) at the University of California, Santa Barbara is looking for a postdoctoral scholar to conduct research on the history of nanotechnology. The deadline for submitting applications is June 15th, and they'd like to have the postdoc start by October 1st.

Nano Haiku: Quantum Dots

By Vrylena Olney on April 3, 2009 | 0 comments

A quantum dots haiku, by Kim Duncan:

quantum dots glowing
all colors of the rainbow
Could they be toxic?

Zooms Now Zooming Properly

By Vrylena Olney on April 1, 2009 | 0 comments

We had some glitches recently with the digital zoom files, but no more! The working digital zoom files are here along with instructions for downloading.

The zooms, Zoom into a Human Hand, and Zoom into a Nasturtium Leaf, are interactive media pieces that highlight relative scale and other key nanoscience concepts, and were developed by the NISE Net's Visualization Lab team.

Puppets Win in Video Contest

By Vrylena Olney on March 31, 2009 | 0 comments
The American Chemical Society just announced the winners of their "What is Nano?" video contest.

Win Fancy Prizes!

By Vrylena Olney on March 31, 2009 | 0 comments

Submit your NanoDays report by May 1st, and we'll enter you in a drawing for a free registration to either the Association of Science-Technology Centers Conference in Fort Worth or the Materials Research Society 2009 Fall Meeting in Boston.

Nano Haiku: Societal Implications

By Vrylena Olney on March 27, 2009 | 0 comments

On societal implications, by Anders Liljeholm:

Tiny Particles
are the wave of the future
Or they'll kill us all.

Nano Haiku - April

By Vrylena Olney on March 27, 2009 | 0 comments

Margaret Glass

Raindrops roll and drop
from a hydrophobic leaf
leaving it clean


By Vrylena Olney on March 26, 2009 | 0 comments

If you're going to be tweeting NanoDays, use the #nanodays hashtag so we can follow your progress on twitter!

Thanks to Andrew Maynard of the Wilson Center for the suggestion! Andrew is speaking at the Lemelson Center (part of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History) in DC on April 4th for NanoDays.