A new long-term exhibit recently opened in Innoventions at Epcot that will bring visitors face to face with the nanoworld.
“Take a Nanooze Break” features a series of interactive, continually updated displays that allow visitors to manipulate models of molecules, study everyday items at the nanoscale, and interact with scientists and engineers who conduct the latest nano research.
“The experience is immersive and gives guests a number of ways to view a world that is too small to see,” says Carl Batt of Cornell University, the lead researcher for the project. “It also gives guests a view of nanotechnology from real scientists”
Based upon the National Science Foundation (NSF)-supported children’s magazine and Web site Nanooze, the exhibition was developed with collaborators from Cornell University and Tamarack Design of Ithaca, N.Y.
“Nanotechnology will bring multiple, fundamental changes to the way we work to create goods, develop sustainable approaches, advance medicine and improve quality of life.,” says Mike Roco, senior advisor for nanotechnology at NSF. “About $80 billion worth of products incorporated nanoscale components in the United States in 2010, and one can envision mass use of nanotechnology by 2020. The Nanooze exhibition informs and inspires the public about this fast-arriving future society.”
The exhibit is in a former sitting area of Innoventions East near The Test The Limits Lab.
Photos by Carl Batt.