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Nano news and general information

Nano news sites and general learning information about nanoscience and nanotechnology

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Nature- Spotlight on Nanotechnology Nature magazine’s nanotechnology page. Covers basic explanation of nanotechnology, applied uses and issues of safety and ethics.
National science foundation- Nanotechnology This page from the National Science Foundation’s Website answers questions relating to nanotechnology, the research currently being done, and how nanotechnology will enhance our future.
Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network A community of researchers and informal science educators dedicated to fostering public awareness, engagement and understanding of nanoscale science, engineering, and technology.
Nano.gov The US National Nanotechnology Initiative gives an overview of what is nanotechnology, a glossary and general information about the evolution of nanoscience.

Nano tech wire

Provides news and information on nanotechnology resources, research, patents, materials, investments and industry events.

Nanowerk

Contains nanotechnology news, reports, stories and quizzes.

Nano VIP

Latest nanotechnology news and nanotech info gathered worldwide.
Guardian UK- Nanotechnology world The Guardians dedicated nanotechnology news space.

 

Links for teachers and schools

Useful web resources for exploring and teaching the nano world

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<table border="1" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" style="width: 500px;"> <tbody> <tr> <td> Stanford University</td> <td> Presentation on <a href="http://snf.stanford.edu/Education/Nanotechnology.SNF.web.pdf">What is Nanotechnology</a>?</td> </tr> <tr> <td> Intel Education</td> <td> <a href="http://educate.intel.com/en/TheJourneyInside/ExploreTheCurriculum/EC_Microprocessors/">Small is powerful</a> (microprocessors)</td> </tr> <tr> <td> Nanosense</td> <td> <a href="http://nanosense.org">Modules</a> for teaching nanoscience to a high school age group</td> </tr> <tr> <td> <a href="http://www.olympusmicro.com/index.html">Microscopy resource centre</a></td> <td> With experiments and on-line activities</td> </tr> <tr> <td> <a href="http://www.discoveryeducation.com/teachers/free-lesson-plans/virtual-electron-microscope.cfm">Virtual electron microscope</a></td> <td> Use an electron microscope online</td> </tr> <tr> <td> <a href="http://bugscope.beckman.uiuc.edu/">Bug scope</a></td> <td> Online microscope for viewing insects</td> </tr> <tr> <td> <a href="http://www.nanoandme.org/home/">Nano and Me</a></td> <td> Informative website about what is nanoscience and how it is part of our everyday lives</td> </tr> <tr> <td> <a href="http://www.understandingnano.com/">Understanding nano</a></td> <td> Introduction to nanoscience focusing on consumer products and applications</td> </tr> <tr> <td> <a href="http://www.explainthatstuff.com/nanotechnologyforkids.html">Explain that stuff</a></td> <td> Their explanation of nanoscience and nanotechnology</td> </tr> <tr> <td> <a href="http://nanoyou.eu/">NanoYou</a></td> <td> Educational resources for nano including games, lab activities and teachers notes</td> </tr> <tr> <td> <a href="http://nanokids.rice.edu/">Nano Kids</a></td> <td> Games and experiments for students</td> </tr> <tr> <td> University of Madison and Wisconsin</td> <td> <a href="http://www.mrsec.wisc.edu/Edetc/modules/index.html">Modules</a> for teaching nanotechnology in the classroom</td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p> <a href="http://www.nnin.org/nnin_edu.html">National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network</a></p> </td> <td> Nano education materials</td> </tr> <tr> <td> <a href="http://www.nanototouch.eu/">Nano to touch</a></td> <td> Nano in science centres and museums</td> </tr> <tr> <td> <a href="http://www.timefornano.eu/">Time for nano</a></td> <td> Videos and information on nano in health and environmental research.</td> </tr> <tr> <td> <a href="http://www.playdecide.eu/play/topics/nanotechnology">Play Decide</a></td> <td> Discussion game for nanotechnology</td> </tr> <tr> <td> <a href="http://smartfutures.ie/">Smart Futures</a></td> <td> Smart Futures is a national campaign for second-level students in Ireland, highlighting career opportunities in STEM sectors</td> </tr> <tr> <td> <a href="http://www.nanooze.org/main/Nanooze/English.html">Nannooze</a></td> <td> Discoveries about the world that is too small to see and how to make tiny things</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p> &nbsp;</p>