Thursday, May 31, 2012

It's a Small World: "Amazing Nano Worlds!" Exhibit Comes to the St. Louis Science Center June 1

St. Louis Science Center Press Release:


St. LOUIS – Beginning June 1, the Saint Louis Science Center will present Amazing Nano Worlds!, a new exhibition that delves into the science of nanotechnology.

Nanotechnology is the manipulation of matter on the atomic and molecular scale, to small to be visible by the naked human eye. Visitors to the exhibit can explore the world of nanotechnology by becoming part of it, by being immersed in molecules enlarged 100 million times their actual size. Children can also plunge into the “Giant Blood Drop.” 
Nanoscale objects are very small, and often behave differently than larger things do. Some nanoscale objects are better at conducting electricity or heat, some are stronger, some have different magnetic properties, and some change color as their size changes. At the nanoscale, aluminum is explosive, silver kills germs, and water is sticky.

First Fridays at the Saint Louis Science Center will continue on June 1, with the Festival of Nano Products. From 6-9pm, guests can check out the newest nano products, learn about their properties, and also work with tools used by nanoscientists at activity stations.

Here is a sneak preview:

For ticket information, please visit

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