NISE Network Blog

Larry Bell

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 Ucko At our reverse site visit last July, David Ucko, our NSF program officer for...

Vrylena Olney

Looking for ideas for NanoDays next year? I recently spoke with Greta Zenner Petersen , the Director of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison MRSEC , about their collaboration to create a permanent art-and-science installation for the newly renovated Madison...

Larry Bell

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...

Margaret Glass

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...

Larry Bell

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...

Vrylena Olney

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...

Vrylena Olney

New nano looks at structures barely hundredths of visible wavelengths Haiku by Luke Donev of the Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, TX

Vrylena Olney

Nano sized silver? It’s antibacterial. And won’t turn you blue. By Leigha Horton of the Science Museum of Minnesota . Check out the NISE Net's Nanosilver: Breakthrough or Biohazard stage demonstration here or watch Alex Fiorentino presenting the program at...

Vrylena Olney

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: Nanoparticle Stained Glass (cart demo) Treating Tumors...

Vrylena Olney

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 headlines translated into haikus. This one is based on the Daily Mail...