Zoom Into Nano
On display now through Sept. 1
What in the world is nanotechnology? We all know it’s a science and is about things that are really, really small, but what exactly is it? How is it part of your everyday life?
Check out the new summer exhibit at The Health Museum that will super magnify what nanotechnology is all about…the smallest science on the largest scale.
Imagine this. You step out of the shower and you have shrunk 1,500 million times smaller than your actual size, now that’s tiny. If you walked into your living room, you wouldn’t see furniture, a television or pictures on the wall, but you would see atoms, molecules, proteins, and cells. Shrunk down to the "nanoscale," not only would you see the atoms that everything is made from, but you would actually be able to move them around!
If you started to put those atoms together like building blocks, then you would be building on a nanoscale! You could build anything - new medicines, computer chips and even machines. Making new things on this incredibly small scale is called nanotechnology and it's one of the most exciting and fast-moving areas of science and technology today.
In Zoom Into Nano, immerse yourself in atoms and molecules that are enlarged to 100 million times their actual size!
Zoom Into Nano is included in your general admission to The Health Museum. This exhibition was developed by the Sciencecenter of Ithaca, New York, with funding by the National Science Foundation.
Download our summer coupon to save on admission and membership here.