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Generation Nano: Presented by the National Science Foundation and the National Nanotechnology Initiative

Ask a Nano Expert

You sent us your nano questions, and we answered! Below our nanotechnology experts answer your questions and talk about their nano-superpower of choice in the Ask a Scientist - Nanotechnology edition. We also have to give special thanks to our partners at the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) for helping coordinate this activity!

What is the difference between "nanoscale" and "atomic scale"?
Nano experts talk about their nano superpower of choice
Nano experts talk about their nano superpower of choice
Nano experts talk about their nano superpower of choice
Nano experts talk about their nano superpower of choice
Nano experts talk about their nano superpower of choice
How do you work with nanoscale materials since they are so small?
What is the nanoscale and do nanomaterials exist in history?
What nano materials would be useful for medicine?
Are there naturally occurring nanomaterials?
Can nanotechnology can be used to improve current household products?
How do you to manage the risks associated with nanotechnology?
What are the limitations of nanobots?

Nano Expert Chats

Generation Nano Competition
National Science Foundation
4201 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, Virginia 22230 USA

gennano@nsf.gov

Follow the competition #GenNano

Who: High-school students — individuals or teams of two to three

What: A written entry, 2–3 page comic strip and 90-second video introducing the hero and story • Explains importance and potential impact of societal mission • Describes nanotechnology usage

When: Competition opens October 5, 2016; submissions due by 11:59 p.m. EST, January 31, 2017. Public voting in April, 2017.

Where: Learn more and submit your entry online at www.nsf.gov/GenNano

Why: To promote early interest in nanoscale science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

More Questions? Contact the Generation Nano team at gennano@nsf.gov