Graphene Oxide: A new tool in the war against bacteria
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Graphene Oxide: A new tool in the war against bacteria

Animals evolve strong defenses against predators. Predators evolve to better kill and catch their prey. Plants evolve defenses against insects. Insects evolve defenses against plants. We evolve defenses against bacteria. Bacteria evolve strategies against us. And they are better at it than we are. These rapidly reproducing organisms adapt to pharmaceuticals almost as fast as … Continue reading

Sustainable Nano Summer Update
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Sustainable Nano Summer Update

Sustainable Nano is taking a bit of a break for the summer, but science doesn’t stop! Activities for the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology include our Research Experience for Undergraduates and Research Experience for Veterans programs, which bring undergraduate students from around the country to do research in CSN labs for 10 weeks each summer. Keep … Continue reading

New Sustainable Nanotechnology Videos!
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New Sustainable Nanotechnology Videos!

What exactly is “sustainable nanotechnology?” Even after over 200 Sustainable Nano blog posts, the answer to that question might not seem obvious! Fortunately, we have two new videos to share that do a great job explaining the mission of the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology (CSN). First, here’s a brand new 3-minute video introducing our Center:   Continue reading

Podcast Ep 16. Maybe Not the Next Industrial Revolution? Societal & Ethical Implications of Nanotechnology
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Podcast Ep 16. Maybe Not the Next Industrial Revolution? Societal & Ethical Implications of Nanotechnology

A lot has changed in the last 10-15 years about our hopes and fears around nanotechnology. Ira Bennett and Jameson Wetmore are professors in the Center for Nanotechnology in Society at Arizona State University, and on this episode of the Sustainable Nano podcast we interview them about the complexities of understanding the ethical and societal implications … Continue reading

Recommended Audio for Our Podcast Listeners
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Recommended Audio for Our Podcast Listeners

Alas, there is no new Sustainable Nano Podcast episode this week. But while you’re eagerly awaiting the next installment, here are a few other radio and podcast pieces related to the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology that you might enjoy: Wisconsin Public Radio’s Larry Meiller Show interview with CSN Director Bob Hamers: Materials Research For Renewable Energy People Behind the Science … Continue reading

Podcast Ep 15. The Art of Beehives, Foam, & Bubbles: An Interview with Peter Krsko
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Podcast Ep 15. The Art of Beehives, Foam, & Bubbles: An Interview with Peter Krsko

Artist Peter Krsko uses his background in physics and materials science to study and communicate about nature. He is described as a “bioinspired artist whose approach combines science and art, participatory, interactive and community arts, and play with hands-on education.” On this episode of the podcast, we interview Dr. Krsko about art, science, community building, … Continue reading