Thursday, September 10, 2009

Nanoblog: Big exhibit on a small topic

So you've heard all about this SUNYIT nanotechnology thing but don't want to admit you're somewhat ... confused.

Not to worry. Drive to the train station in Rensselaer, across the Hudson River in Albany, and check out the UAlbany NanoCollege's Educational Nanotechnology Exhibit. The exhibit opened last month and runs through September. It is co-sponsored by the Capital District Transit Authority.

The exhibit showcases New York state's growing list of nanotechnology accomplishments as well as the significant societal impact of nanoscale innovations, according to a press release from the University at Albany's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering.

If you go, you'll see silicon wafers, computer chips and biochips, as well as solar and fuel cells with nanotechnology-enabled consumer products, including an Xbox, iPod Touch, clothing and cosmetics, the press release says.

In the next few years, SUNYIT will become home to a nanotechnology research facility that will be a partner with the UAlbany NanoCollege. It promises to bring new jobs and business opportunities to the Mohawk Valley.

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