Saturday, April 28, 2012

Nanotechnology Demystified

Looking for Nanotechnology Demystified? Order it Barnes & Noble locally or here. Or get it on your Nook. Check out what life is like at the atomic scale!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Nanotechnology: Itsy, Bitsy, Teeny, Weeny

Want to learn a lot about things that are really. really small? Join me tonight from 6-8 p.m. at the Museum of Discovery - Donald W. Reynolds Science Center, 500 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock, AR for Nanotechnology: Itsy, Bitsy, Teeny, Weeny. There will be wine, nanoscience/technology exhibits, and I will be signing my Nanotechnology Demystified book. See you there! Go science!

Saturday, April 14, 2012


I just discovered the U.S. Geological Survey Kids Site. It has everything from coloring and connect-the-dot pages to mazes and crossword puzzles for elementary age children. Check it out
For older children and teachers, this link has teaching points, activities and science lesson plans for elementary, secondary, and undergraduate students

Lots of things to intrigue and spark curiosity.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Hunting the Elements

Did you catch the NOVA Science program Hunting the Elements last week? I learned that calcium is really a silver-colored metal. Who knew? It combines with phosphate in bone and carbonate in sea shells to get that familiar white color. If you want to see metallic calcium as well as calcium in different compounds, check out this University of Nottingham video on calcium.
And for more little known facts on elements, check out the Hunting the Elements PBS link.
There is also a "Name That Element" game to test your chemistry knowledge. A different question is posted every day. Try it!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Awesome Sunglasses!

Summer's coming! More than ever, you need clarity and high resolution when summer sunlight glints off water and windshields. Recently, I was excited to see Giro and Zeiss have collaborated on some truly awesome sunglasses for professional athletes and the rest of us too. Check out the science that goes into creating truly superior optics for sunglasses.