To celebrate Halloween, in Week 15, we’ll take a closer look at a variety of treats. Want to look at your favorite candy? Let us know by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), via Twitter (@RTNNsocial) or Facebook, or in the comments section below.
Join us live on Thursday, October 29th at noon (Eastern).
Erin Meyer, University of North Carolina at Wilmington
The coccolithophore (single-celled algae) S. apsteinii grown in seawater with elevated concentrations of Sr. The elevated Sr disrupted the calcification of their calcite structures (coccoliths), resulting in a malformed morphology.
Most Unique Capability
Elegant Mosquito Fascicle
Kun Luan, NC State University
Elegant Mosquito Fascicle reveals the micro-anatomy of mosquito stylet. It can explain how the mosquito bites through human skin by using proboscis. The information conveyed from the image were used to engineer non-insecticide barriers, which can mechanically prevent the mosquito bite.
Nanoscale Star Wars
Phil Barletta, NC State University
This image shows a Au nanoparticle on a SiC sample surface. It has a striking resemblance to the Death Star! The NNF staff, along with a colleague in CBE, took some liberties in Photoshop to add the appropriate details to the image. This sample was fabricated and imaged at NNF.
Join us for a special Take-out Science Session as we celebrate National Nanotechnology Day on October 9th. We will give a quick introduction to length scales and nanotechnology, find out more about a clean room, and observe various samples on our scanning electron microscope. We will go live at 1 pm (EDT). Submit your nano-inspired questions for our experts in the comments section below or email us at email@example.com.
In Week 12, we’ll look at samples that you’ve sent us. Phillip Strader (pictured left) will lead us as we explore these samples. If you have any questions for us or want to see something in particular, let us know via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), Twitter (@RTNNsocial) or Facebook, or in the comments section below.