A community-built Nanoworld!
New discoveries in nanotechnology are revolutionizing our approach to saving energy, developing medical technologies, and engineering super-strong materials. In the summer of 2006, the Exploratorium went extra small to provide an immersive experience of a very different world.
During three weekends in July and August, 2006, we invited the public to join staff in a scientific “barn-raising,” where we used more than a hundred thousand parts to create a walk-through simulation of the nanoworld.
With your help, this unique landscape took shape throughout the summer. Monster nanotubes and other structures now fill the Exploratorium’s 60-foot-high central space into the fall of 2006. The resulting assemblage of thousands of “atoms” is one of the largest model environments of the nanoscale universe you’ll ever see!
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