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Nanoscale hands-on science for Capital Region children

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ALBANY, N.Y. - On Saturday, young children flocked to the College of Nanoscale Science and Technology, to dive into the microscopic world of cells, bacteria and clean energy.

More than one hundred Capital Region elementary and middle-school students had the chance to explore the world of nanotechnology, during the "Nano Discovery Program."

The program was held from 10:00 a.m. through noon at the Trinity Center in Albany, as part of SUNY Albany's 'NANOvember.'

Nanotechnology's growing impact on society is "leading to the next Industrial Revolution," according to the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering.

The children that participated were able to take part in a clean-room gowning demonstration that showed how researchers dress in "bunny suits."

They were able to build their own polymer chains and make wearable "DNA bracelets," exploring their own cells and comparing them to other organisms.

There were also demonstrations on nanomotors, which propel living bacteria through the environment, and on how clean energy can power the future through renewable energy models.

To learn more about the 'NANOvember,' visit http://cnse.albany.edu/Outreach/NANOvember.aspx, and stay tuned to News 10 for the latest events.

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