Scale & Properties Animated

Kristin: As foreshadowed earlier in the year, the National Enabling Technologies Strategy (NETS-PACE) been expanding the reach of AccessNano so that videos can be made accessible through YouTube, as well as through the main AccessNano website. With the help of James Hutson, we’ve now added to the collection of resources with an animation explaining the […]

Know any nano websites?

Kristin: Tonight I got a request from @spenceroni: @kristinalford hey Kristin, @summit_minds and I are looking for some good/interesting sites about nanotechnology. Any suggestions? 🙂 So without too much thought, here’s what came to mind and in no particular order: AZoNano for tech papers, links to companies latest research and products. The museum/sci education network […]

Nano Safety Upgrade

Jenna: Since AccessNano was released in 2008, there has been increasing awareness of potential safety concerns around nano-sized materials in the published scientific literature. We have therefore added new content around safety issues, specifically on carbon nanotubes and sunscreens. A research paper in Nature suggested that carbon nanotubes may trigger dangerous inflammation and possibly cancer […]

Why we struggle with nano public engagement

Kristin: I have been reflecting on my trip to Europe in September 2009 to explore some of the issues and approaches to public engagement around nanotechnology and emerging technologies. A guest blog by David Gutson of the Center for Nanotechnology in Society at Arizona State University on 2020 Science stated that “…public engagement has not […]

Broadening Access to Nano

Jenna: Regular readers of the Bridge8 blog will be aware of AccessNano, a cutting-edge nanotechnology educational resource designed to introduce accessible and innovative science and technology into Australian secondary school classrooms. With the newly introduced changes to school curricula embracing emerging technologies, the use of AccessNano is a way for teachers to improve their understanding […]