Ep 6. Happy National Nanotechnology Day!

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October 9, 2016 was the first ever National Nanotechnology Day (10/9 = 10^-9 for nano!). On this episode of the Sustainable Nano podcast, we talk with Dr. Lisa Friedersdorf, Deputy Director of the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office, about National Nanotechnology Day, activities like #100BillionNanometers, the Nobel Prize, and this year's Generation Nano superhero contest.

Ep 5. What’s the Deal With Triclosan?

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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 of antibacterial chemicals and why we should care about triclosan in the environment.

It’s the Sustainable Nano Podcast Preview!

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That's right, Sustainable Nano is about to become a podcast! This new audio version of Sustainable Nano is launching next week. You can get a brief sample of what we have in store with this 3-minute preview episode:   Don't worry, the Sustainable Nano blog that you know and love isn't going anywhere! Although next week the …

Generation Nano, Here We Come!

This weekend, over 350,000 people are expected to attend the 4-day U.S. Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C. The event is at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center from 10am-6pm Saturday and 10am-4pm Sunday, and it's FREE! And what does this have to do with Sustainable Nano? Well, did you hear about the National Science Foundation's …

Gold Nanotechnology Featured on Academic Minute

Last month, I was featured on The Academic Minute, a segment produced by radio station WAMC in the northeastern US. The Academic Minute presents 300-word essays by professors and academics around the world explaining research topics for a non-specialist audience. In my case, that topic was gold nanotechnology. This opportunity arose when I received an …