Chances are, many children have probably heard of it though and at Sabathani Community Center, 310 East 38th St., Minneapolis, on Saturday, April 5 from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. people can meet some real scientists and explore current and future applications of this technology that will allow scientists to create, explore and manipulate materials at the atomic scale.
So what does this all mean in?
Nanotechnology has already given way to fantastic advancements such as LCD displays, man-made skin, pants that repel water, wound healing bandages and even longer lasting tennis balls. It is crossing into every field and industry including medicine, aerospace and even crime fighting.
Future possibilities include a nanotech-enabled sensors that may be able to "smell" cancer and research is underway to use nanotechnology to engineer a gel that spurs the growth of nerve cells. This kind of technology could re-grow lost or damaged spinal cord and brain cells.
Children can learn all about the possibilities of nanotechnology at Sabathani Community Center, where special demos and hands-on activities will be set up alongside trained instructors.