“Size Matters Not” or “How tiny water fleas make a BIG difference in the science world”

In Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, the evil emperor creates an army of “clones” that are exactly identical to one another, all the way down to their DNA. Similarly, we scientists use a little water flea called Daphnia magna for this same reason, however it is not for evil purposes. Daphnia, just like the …

Why Does Old Ice Cream Get Crunchy?

...and what does that have to do with sustainable nanotechnology? As with all good meals of information, let's start this one off with ice cream! In an effort to grow out of my "slim fit" clothes, I've begun an ice-cream-after-every-dinner diet. Even the cat likes my diet! An added bonus is that I go through …

Why are Nanomaterials so Special and What is the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology?

Now that you’ve somehow gotten to this blog, you’re probably wondering, “Where am I? What is this ‘Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology’?” Our “center” is actually a group of people who care about our environment and are doing collaborative research to help ensure that our planet will be habitable hundreds of years from now – in …

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