EDUCATION: School of the Small

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Science  02 Jun 2006:
Vol. 312, Issue 5778, pp. 1285e
DOI: 10.1126/science.312.5778.1285e

A slew of nanotechnology products has already hit the market, and future advances might someday give us quantum computers or allow doctors to rehabilitate cancer cells rather than kill them. Students and researchers can plug into the fast-expanding field at nanoHUB from the Network for Computational Nanotechnology, a consortium of scientists at seven U.S. universities. The site's centerpiece is a collection of simulators for exploring the physics behind nanotech. One model lets users design quantum dots, blobs of electrons that might eventually replace conventional semiconductors. The site also offers audio lectures at undergraduate and advanced levels. Visitors must complete the free registration.

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