New movies on Nanotech island

May 11, 2009

There are some new machinima movies available for viewing on Nanotechnology island in SL. The video screens in the foyer of the main building are now playing a selection of NPL science movies including an introduction to NPL, and TRUTHS 1 and 2 exhibit presentations.

If you already have a Second Life account click here to teleport direct to Nanotechnology Island.

Recrordings of past NanoShows will also be available soon.


NanoLands.com has a new look!

May 8, 2009

Welcome to the new and improved NanoLands website and blog. The site has been undergoing some structural and design changes over the past few weeks, and is now complete.

We’ve updated the site with the latest information on NanoLands activities and events. More updates on upcoming NanoShows and the NanoLands Challenge will me made available shortly.




March 9, 2008

As of today (March 9), my contract to help with Nanotechnology Island comes to an end.  It’s been really great working with Dave, Gordon, Louise, Ani, Lloyd, and Ray at NPL.  I think we’ve all learned a lot.  I’ll still be around – you can keep track of me by following my personal blog.




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.


What is a Nanometre?

March 7, 2008

I just finished a new exhibit for the main building on Nanotechnology Island, titled “What is a nanometre?”  It’s fairly self-explanatory:


Naked Scientists?

March 1, 2008

The sim north of Nanotechnology sim (named ‘SciLands’) has some new residents…

BBC Radio has a popular weekly science show called The Naked Scientists. They cover some recent science news, people can call in with science questions, there’s a fun “kitchen science” segment, they interview special guests… it’s quite entertaining. Starting this Sunday (2 March), The Naked Scientists will broadcast live into Second Life! You can listen to and discuss the show with fellow science enthusiasts at the Naked Scientists mansion.

When: Sundays at 1800 UK Time, which is usually 10:00 AM Pacific Time (SL time)

Where: The Naked Scientists Mansion, in the middle of the sim named ‘SciLands’

SLURL: http://slurl.com/secondlife/SciLands/102/129/26


Music Video about Nanoisland

February 28, 2008

I just finished a funky music video showing the highlights of Nanotechnology Island. I’d embed it here, but WordPress.com is ultra-careful about security so they don’t support embedded Animoto videos yet. To see the video, click here.

UPDATE:  Based on some feedback, I made a second video, which you can see if you click here.