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In which my Mom questions the size of my nanoparticles

I was talking to my mom the other day, about nanoparticles of course, and she said: “Wait a second! Are there different sizes of nanoparticles??  I thought nano was just nano! You know?” Thanks for the question  mom!  🙂 Refresher: nanoparticles are just spherical or nearly-spherical nanomaterials. To answer my mom’s question: There are LOTS of different … Continue reading

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How do Black Lights Work, Why do Highlighters Look So Bright, and How Can You Impress Your Significant Other with Science?

Prepare to embark on a colorful and illuminating journey. Before we begin: Did you know that there is a secret world that exists right in front of your eyes? Did you know that we scientists have tapped into this secret world and are exploiting it to push the boundaries of knowledge? Do you have a … Continue reading