“Getting geeked” at UIUC’s Nano CEMMS summer institute

Coming into the UIUC Nanotechnology Institutes for Teacher Enhancement (UNITE) summer institute (sponsored by the UIUC Center for Nanoscale Chemical-Electrical-Mechanical Manufacturing Systems (Nano-CEMMS)), I only every thought of nanotechnology as the science that uses mini robots that are being developed to go into our bodies.  This dystopian myth (inspired by a childhood of Marvel comics) is perhaps Read More …

surgery

Odd choice for a one-word title?  Yes.  However, this evening I had a long conversation about my grandfather’s medical history today after he had some light surgery for a hernia.  The man (now almost a full-blown cyborg/Energizer bunny after adding a build-in defibrillator to his body on top of already having two hearing aids) survived Read More …