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Introduction to Metrology
This document, created by Pennsylvania State University and hosted by the Nanotechnology Applications and Career Knowledge Network, serves as a guide for an activity where students are introduced to three tools that are used for measurement throughout the course of the fabrication process: profilometers, ellipsometers, and optical microscopes. The activity guide includes objectives, background information on the purpose of the three tools, and a detailed description of each, including a video demonstrating their use, and post-activity questions to test student comprehension. In order to access and download this material, users must complete a free registration.
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Mars Science Laboratory
This excellent site from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) takes readers on a journey to the Red Planet through an assortment of images, videos, and...
UCI Exploring the Cosmos: Lecture...
As this illuminating history of the Martian canals controversy notes, when sky gazers began examining the planets through telescopes in the seventeenth century...
ChemCam on Mars
In the past several years, news outlets have come alive with more and more information about the past and present of Mars. The source of much of that...
Crash Course Kids
Crash Course Kids is a YouTube video series designed to make science accessible and exciting for late elementary school students. The site opens with a...
Science NetLinks: Afterschool...
Educators who facilitate after school programs will find a wealth of resources for late elementary and middle schoolers on this American Association for the...

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The Andromeda Galaxy and companion galaxies.
Nanostructures are defined as "the confluence of the smallest human-made devices and the large molecules of living systems." With the new nanotechnology of today, scientists have the ability to change a single atom or molecule at a time.

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