Through hands-on activities, visitors learn how inkjet printers produce tiny, precise drops of ink. They examine printed paper with magnifying glasses, see a few demonstrations of how liquids behave differently at the small scale, and see an explosive demonstration of how ink is forced out of an ink cartridge.
- Inkjet printers use tiny technology.
- Water and ink act differently on very small scales.
- Many inkjet printers boil ink to make it move.
- Nanoscale effects occur in many places. Some are natural, everyday occurrences; others are the result of cutting-edge research.
- Nanometer-sized things are very small, and often behave differently than larger things do.
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