Tired of the same old backyard bounty? Maybe it's time to plant some red, pink or blue popcorn, or white, purple or black carrots.
Bassam Z. Shakhashiri, a University of Wisconsin–Madison chemistry professor who pioneered new ways to encourage public understanding of science through his enthusiastic communications and visually exciting chemical demonstrations, will receive the 2007 National Science Board Public Service Award.
Several hundred Wisconsin high school students and teachers will be in Madison April 13, 2007 to participate in World Cinema Day. World Cinema Day is an outreach program of the University of Wisconsin–Madison's Language Institute and Arts Institute, presented in conjunction with the Wisconsin Film Festival.
At the root of scientific study are observations made with the eyes; yet in nanoscience, our eyes fail us. The smallest object we can see still looms thousands of times larger than a typical nano-sized structure. Even the most powerful microscopes can't peer into the nanoscale directly.