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Game Day Green: Sustainability in College Football

If you’re anything like me, the holiday season is a time for relaxation, family, food, and of course football! If you turned on the television during the New Year’s Day weekend, I’m sure you found yourself with a choice of many different college football games to watch. Personally, I tuned in to watch the University…

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2016: Sustainable Nano Year in Review

Happy New Year, everyone! 2016 was a very busy year for Sustainable Nano and the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology. Researchers in the Center had nine papers published in scientific journals and have a number of others already submitted for review (you can see a running list of our publications here, including links to many public-friendly blog posts explaining the…

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A Veteran’s Story of One Summer with the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology

It seems like just yesterday when I was enlisted in the U.S. Navy performing naval exercises to improve international relations with South Korea and Japan. I completed search and rescue swimmer training, and troubleshot critical casualties during time sensitive operations. However, I have never been so intimidated in my life than with what I was…

Panellus stipticus is a mushroom that glows in the dark and is one of the brightest-glowing mushrooms in the forest. These flat fungi take hold of branches and become dazzling bioluminescence as soon as the sun sets. Glowing Mushrooms, Fotografia Macro, Mushroom Fungi, Mushroom Seeds, Mushroom Kits, No Photoshop, Natural Phenomena, Rare Photos, Science And Nature

Using Gold Nanobullets for Genetic Engineering

Have you seen the movie Avatar? I remember being captivated by the colorful world of Pandora, where the Na’vi lived. Some of the most picturesque scenes take place in the forest, whose floor is decorated with bioluminescent plants and fungi, much like that shown in Figure 1. They all emit their colorful glow as Jake…

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What is Machine Learning and How is it Changing Physical Chemistry and Materials Science?

When I talk about artificial intelligence (AI), the usual images that come to mind are from fiction: Hal from 2001: A Space Odyssey, the cyborg from The Terminator, or perhaps the gloomy world of The Matrix. Since March 2016, however, the poster child for real-world AI has become AlphaGo, the computer program developed by Google Deepmind…

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Infrared Instrumentation Leader Secures Exclusive Use Of Vantablack Coating

Written by AZoM Dec 5 2016 Image Credit: Surrey Nanosystems Exclusive rights to the use of ultra-black Vantablack S-VIS surface coating in blackbody calibration sources has been agreed between Surrey...

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Does Eating Turkey Make You Sleepy? (Answer: No, but tryptophan can teach us about nanotoxicology!)

Every Thanksgiving we gorge ourselves on delicious food and become very sleepy. Inevitably at that point, someone volunteers that it’s the turkey that’s made you tired. Turkey meat contains a naturally occurring amino acid called L-tryptophan, which is necessary for the synthesis of melatonin, which in turn helps regulate sleep cycles.1 It has been shown…

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Nature Under a Microscope: Exploring the Beauty of Nanoscience

Towering mountains are stretching beyond my sight, flaming roses are blossoming by my side, shooting stars are dashing above my head. You might think that I am traveling to some wondrous destination, wandering in a mountainous area and enjoying the dark expanse of the glorious starry night, but what if I were to tell you…

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Ivy League Nanoparticles

Climbing ivy is a part of the everyday landscape. For some, it is a nuisance plant which is notoriously difficult to remove from the sides of buildings. For others, it is a welcome verdant addition to the landscape. For recent college graduates and grad students like myself, it is a symbol of the noble pursuits…

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Ep 7. What Do Glaciers Have to Do With Nanoscience?

Why do glaciers sometimes look blue? Hint: it's not for the same reason we see blue as the color of the sky! On this episode of the podcast, we have an interview with Dr. Robert Hamers, following up on his recent blog post. Bob is the Director of the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology, and he…

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How to Understand Nobel Science? Food!

Every year the Nobel Prizes bring some extra attention to science in the award categories of medicine, physics, and chemistry. This is a great opportunity for the general public to hear about science, but it can pose some communication challenges. How do you explain, for example, "theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases…

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Let’s Talk About Responsible Science Communication…

I am a TED enthusiast. TED is an organization that describes itself as a “nonpartisan nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks.” Chances are you’ve seen a TED talk at some point – maybe Meg Jay's advice for 20-somethings or Bryan Stevenson’s talk about the issues in our criminal justice system? They…

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Ep 5. What’s the Deal With Triclosan?

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration recently announced a ban on using the antibacterial agent triclosan (and 18 other substances) in soaps, and then last week the issue of antibacterial resistance was discussed at the UN General Assembly. In this episode of the Sustainable Nano podcast, we talk with scientist Eric Melby about different types…

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Nanoparticles Delivering Drugs Through the Skin

Did you know that the skin is the body’s largest organ? It covers about 1.8 square meters!1 It serves as the body’s outermost protective layer by limiting the movement of molecules into and out of the body, holding all of the body’s organs close together, and being the first defensive barrier against foreign threats. But…

When I think back to when I was a little Smart Girl, I remember my interests were considered somewhat peculiar as compared to the other little girls I knew. Amy Poehler Smart Girls, Movies For Boys, Sexy Geek, Who Said, Real Hero, Geek Gifts, Sociology, Super Powers

Ep 4. Nano Superheros: At the Interface of Art and Science

In this episode, we interview the three high school student finalists from NSF's Generation Nano contest about their amazing nanotechnology-based superheroes.

Earlier this year, Nissan announced they were working on a prototype of a car which runs of fuel-cells powered by bio-ethanol. The concept takes away the bulky hydrogen tank which typically powers fuel-cell cars, and promises a driving range of 400 m. Nissan Leaf, Fuel Cell Cars, Couple Running, Auto News, Electric Cars, New York, Vehicles, Anxiety, Peace

Ep 3. Nanoparticles in Electric Car Batteries: How Do We Study Sustainability?

In this episode, we talk about a recent research study that looked at how one type of battery nanomaterial affects bacteria called Shewanella oneidensis. We interview Mimi Hang and Ian Gunsolus, who were co-first authors of the study as graduate students in the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology.