Sticking with Chemistry on Mole Day!

Happy National Chemistry Week! This year's theme is "Sticking with Chemistry," a celebration of the science of glues and adhesives. It's no coincidence that today is also Mole Day, the annual festival honoring Avogadro's Number - the number of molecules or atoms that comprise a mole of a substance: 6.02 x 1023. That's 602,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 molecules …

It’s National Chemistry Week! What do Marvelous Metals have to do with nanotechnology?

Happy Mole Day! On October 23 we celebrate Avogadro's Number (6.02 x 1023), an important unit of measurement in chemistry. Every year, the American Chemical Society promotes the week that includes Mole Day as National Chemistry Week (NCW). This year, NCW is October 20-26, and the theme is Marvelous Metals. There are local events being …

National Chemistry Week – Solving Mysteries Through Chemistry

It's National Chemistry Week! This year's theme is "Solving Mysteries Through Chemistry," so today we have a roundup of past blog posts about how nanotechnology is used in forensics. Investigating crime is only one example of "solving mysteries," but it is an important one and there are many examples of how nanotechnology is contributing to forensic science. Here …

Enhancing Color: Quantum Dot Televisions

Advertisements for bigger and better technology gadgets bombard us daily. It seems like there is always a more advanced cell phone or television that you need to get your hands on. Though color TV was made mainstream in the 1960s, the race to advance screen technology for color enhancement is ongoing. In this post (in …

National Chemistry Week – Chemistry Colors our World

It's National Chemistry Week! We have a couple of special posts planned in honor of this year's theme, "Chemistry Colors our World." To kick off the week, here are just a few of the posts about color that we've published here at Sustainable Nano: How the Fruits Got Their Colors What is Color and How Can it Help Kill Cancer Cells? Celebrating …