Week 15, Halloween Treats

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 (rtnanonetwork@ncsu.edu), via Twitter (@RTNNsocial) or Facebook, or in the comments section below.

Join us live on Thursday, October 29th at noon (Eastern).

Congrats to our 2020 Image Contest Winners

A big thank you to everyone who submitted an image in the 2020 Image Competition. We are excited to announce the winners. Thanks to all who voted for these amazing images in the NNCI Image Contest, There’s Plenty of Beauty at the Bottom. Congratulations to Kun Luan for winning the national competition!

Most Stunning

Scyphosphaera apsteinii

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.

Most Whimsical

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.

Take-out Science Relaunch on National Nanotechnology Day

SEM image

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 rtnanonetwork@ncsu.edu.

Week 12: Audience samples

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 (rtnanonetwork@ncsu.edu), Twitter (@RTNNsocial) or Facebook, or in the comments section below.

Instead of YouTube this week, we’ll be using Zoom. Please join the meeting here. Contact RTNN (rtnanonetwork@ncsu.edu ) if you have trouble joining. We’ll post the video to YouTube after the live show.

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Week 11: Over the rainbow

In Week 11, our friends at SDNI (San Diego Nanotechnology Infrastructure) will join us again to guest host the show. We’ll find out more about the image pictured to the left. Any thoughts on what we’re looking at? Submit your guess via email (rtnanonetwork@ncsu.edu), on Twitter (@RTNNsocial) or Facebook, or in the comments section below.

Instead of YouTube this week, we’ll be using Zoom. Please join the meeting here. Contact RTNN (rtnanonetwork@ncsu.edu ) if you have trouble joining. We’ll post the video to YouTube after the live show.