Nanoscience in nature exhibit opens today


A new nanoscience in nature exhibition, sponsored by the Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience, opens today at the Pioneers Park Nature Center, 3201 S. Coddington Ave. The exhibit, "Nanoscience: Natural Beauty and Incredible Functions," is on display through January.

The exhibition introduces nano-scale science through snowflakes, lotus leaves, butterflies and minerals. The information shows how nanoscientists mimic nanostructure principles and phenomena in nature to develop new products.

The UNL Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience is on the forefront of nanoscience research. Founded in 1988, the center supports more than 85 research scientists from the University of Nebraska’s departments of physics, chemistry, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, engineering mechanics, chemical engineering and others. The center also works with state and national industries in support of Nebraska's overall economic development.

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