Archive for the ‘Exploring Nano’ Category

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Exploring Nano 3: Nanotubes

March 9, 2008

The third project in the Exploring Nano series is now complete! It combines music and narration synchronized with pictures and animations to explain graphite, graphene, nanotubes, their history and their properties. To visit the exhibit in Second Life, click here.

Note:  The exhibit has actually been around for a while – the main thing that’s just happened is that the musical soundtrack was completed.

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Exploring Nano 2: MOSFETs

December 2, 2007

The second project in the Exploring Nano series is an exhibit about MOSFETs, the kind of transistors found in chips (the “brains” of modern electronic devices like digital cameras, iPods, and computers). The exhibit combines music and narration synchronized with pictures and animations to explain what MOSFETs are and how they’re put together. To visit the exhibit in Second Life, click here. Note: You must enable streaming video to enjoy the full exhibit – don’t forget to disable video streaming when you leave the exhibit, as there is currently a security issue with leaving streaming video enabled in SL (e.g. people can steal all your Linden dollars!).

MOSFET Exhibit

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Exploring Nano 1: Mario Ioannidis

November 14, 2007

Last week, I interviewed Mario Ioannidis, Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering and the Director of the Nanotechnology Engineering Program at the University of Waterloo. We discussed the nanotechnology engineering program, Waterloo’s co-op program (the largest in the world), and why Waterloo is such a hub of high-tech in Canada. The interview was broadcast live onto Nanotechnology Island in Second Life, where the audience could ask questions in real time.

Troy on Stage During Exploring Nano

The recording is available as an MP3 file.