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To find out more about nanocars, go to www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2005-10/ru-rsb102005.php and www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2006-04/ru-rsa041206.php (Rice
Explore various aspects of the nanoworld at mrsec.wisc.edu/Edetc/description/students.html (University of Wisconsin–Madison).
You can see images of several kinds of nanotech machines at www.zyvex.com/nanotech/visuals.html(Zyvex).
Sohn, Emily. 2004. The incredible shrunken kids. Science News for Kids (June 9). Available at http://www.sciencenewsforkids.org/articles/20040609/Feature1.asp.
Teachers can learn about NanoKids and nanoscale science and technology lessons for students in grades 6 to 12 at cohesion.rice.edu/naturalsciences/nanokids/mission.cfm?doc_id=3039 (Rice University).
Books recommended by SearchIt!Science:
Techno-Matter: The Materials Behind the Marvels — Fred Bortz
Published by Twenty-First Century Books/Millbrook Press, 2001.
Make connections with the science of the past, present, and future. Examine the elements of chemistry and explore the structures of plastics, metals, and ceramics. Explore the materials that have made possible the technological gadgets we use every day. Take a look into the future and learn about materials that scientists are experimenting with now. Technical developments dating back to the Stone Age are presented alongside ideas of the future, such as biomimetics, which looks at how engineering developments seek to mimic the processes of life itself. Pictures, diagrams, graphics, and photographs illustrate this useful resource.
nano– A prefix that means: 1. One billionth, as in nanosecond, one-billionth of a second. 2. Very small or at a microscopic level, as in nanotubes.
ultraviolet light Electromagnetic radiation that has wavelengths shorter than those of visible light but longer than those of x-rays. Ultraviolet light is given off by the Sun but is invisible. Too much ultraviolet light can cause sunburn and skin diseases. Ultraviolet light is used in hospitals to sterilize medical equipment.
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