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April 25th, 2010

Nanotechnology takes hold in SE Minnesota

Abstract:
A microscope clicked away in a small room under City Hall.

Standing near the device's wooden harness, high school teacher Tom Vix and his chemistry students quietly shifted in place, waiting for the low tick-tick-tick of the control mechanism to quit.

Vix was there to show his class one of the fruits of the city's growing nanotech industry: the Rushford Institute for Nanotechnology's $80,000 atomic force microscope.

"In our society it's going to be the leading technology in a couple years," Vix said. "Keeping myself up to date is as important as it is for any teacher."

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