Visit the Nano-world
If you've ever looked through a microscope, you know that everyday objects look a lot different. A sample of pond water under a microscope reveals interesting microorganisms such as the water flea. Scientists are able to look at an even smaller secret world using extremely powerful microscopes. This really, really tiny world is measured in nanometers. One nanometer is one-billionth of a meter, and it takes 10 million nanometers to make one centimeter.
Scientists are inventing cool stuff at the nano-level. This nanotechnology can help solve a wide range of problems, from preventing stains on fabrics to combating cancer. Nanotechnology is even being used to create more efficient solar power. Want to learn more? Check out Nanooze, www.nanooze.org, for articles, games and a blog dedicated to the latest nano-news. Got a nano-question? Ask one of the experts in Scientist Q&A. You'll see the world in a whole new way!
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