Nanotechnology Now





Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


DHgate

Home > Press > Expanding marshmallows, music-modulated light will be part of Washington science expo

Jim Overhiser, former physics teacher in residence in the Cornell PhysTec program, and Julie Nucci, director of education programs at the Center for Nanoscale Systems, demonstrate a science exhibit called Converting Light to Music. Robert Barker/University Photography
Jim Overhiser, former physics teacher in residence in the Cornell PhysTec program, and Julie Nucci, director of education programs at the Center for Nanoscale Systems, demonstrate a science exhibit called Converting Light to Music. Robert Barker/University Photography

Abstract:
From expanding marshmallow Peeps and music-modulated light-emitting diodes to clean water technology, exhibits representing a cross-section of Cornell's physical sciences and engineering expertise will be part of a Washington, D.C., festival aimed at promoting the sciences.

By Anne Ju

Expanding marshmallows, music-modulated light will be part of Washington science expo

Ithaca, NY | Posted on October 13th, 2010

The first annual USA Science and Engineering Festival takes place in the nation's capital Oct. 10-24, with a two-day Expo on the National Mall Oct. 23-24. Cornell is an official partner of the festival, and the Office of the Vice Provost for Research is sending two exhibitors to the event. Cornell will be among 1,500 exhibitors from more than 500 institutions at the Expo, aimed at demonstrating scientific concepts to a general audience.

One of the Cornell exhibits, sponsored by the Center for Nanoscale Systems Institute for Physics Teachers (CIPT), converts light to music, sends it through the air or down an optical fiber, and converts it back to music. This exhibit is a new larger-scale demonstration version of a high school physics lab made available to physics teachers across the country by CIPT. Three different songs are simultaneously sent down a single optical fiber via three different colored LEDs. Color filters are then used to sort out which signals get to the speaker and which are blocked.

Another exhibit, hosted by the Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based Sciences and Education (CLASSE), will teach the public about the physical effects on materials placed inside a vacuum chamber where the air pressure is much less inside than outside the chamber. Using a vacuum pump and a bell jar, exhibitors will give demonstrations of what happens to such objects as balloons, marshmallow Peeps and water when placed in a vacuum and air is evacuated. The activity has been conducted by CLASSE staff at a number of after-school enrichment programs throughout central New York.

The CLASSE and CIPT exhibits will be located in the space reserved for the National Science Foundation, which provides funding for both organizations.

Cornell will further be represented by AguaClara, a student engineering group that designs low-cost, electricity-free water treatment plants for rural communities in Honduras. Other Cornell-affiliated exhibits will include one hosted by the National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network, and two NASA exhibits on the Mars rovers and SOFIA.

Festival organizers expect thousands of participants to attend the two-week event, billed as a "multicultural, multigenerational and multidisciplinary celebration of science in the United States."

For more information: www.usasciencefestival.org

####

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Media Contact:
Blaine Friedlander
(607) 254-8093


Cornell Chronicle:
Anne Ju
(607) 255-9735

Copyright © Cornell University

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Nanostructures Increase Corrosion Resistance in Metallic Body Implants May 24th, 2015

Iranian Scientists Use Magnetic Field to Transfer Anticancer Drug to Tumor Tissue May 24th, 2015

Basel physicists develop efficient method of signal transmission from nanocomponents May 23rd, 2015

This Slinky lookalike 'hyperlens' helps us see tiny objects: The photonics advancement could improve early cancer detection, nanoelectronics manufacturing and scientists' ability to observe single molecules May 23rd, 2015

Visualizing How Radiation Bombardment Boosts Superconductivity: Atomic-level flyovers show how impact sites of high-energy ions pin potentially disruptive vortices to keep high-current superconductivity flowing May 23rd, 2015

Physics

This Slinky lookalike 'hyperlens' helps us see tiny objects: The photonics advancement could improve early cancer detection, nanoelectronics manufacturing and scientists' ability to observe single molecules May 23rd, 2015

Defects can 'Hulk-up' materials: Berkeley lab study shows properly managed damage can boost material thermoelectric performances May 20th, 2015

Academic/Education

SUNY Poly CNSE and NIOSH Launch Federal Nano Health and Safety Consortium: May 20th, 2015

New JEOL E-Beam Lithography System to Enhance Quantum NanoFab Capabilities May 6th, 2015

FEI Partners With the George Washington University to Equip New Science & Engineering Hall: Suite of new high-performance microscopes will be used for cutting-edge experiments at GWs new research facility April 29th, 2015

Renishaw Raman systems used to study 2D materials at Boston University, Massachusetts, USA. April 28th, 2015

Announcements

Nanostructures Increase Corrosion Resistance in Metallic Body Implants May 24th, 2015

Iranian Scientists Use Magnetic Field to Transfer Anticancer Drug to Tumor Tissue May 24th, 2015

Basel physicists develop efficient method of signal transmission from nanocomponents May 23rd, 2015

This Slinky lookalike 'hyperlens' helps us see tiny objects: The photonics advancement could improve early cancer detection, nanoelectronics manufacturing and scientists' ability to observe single molecules May 23rd, 2015

Events/Classes

Haydale Named Lead Sponsor for Cambridge Graphene Festival May 22nd, 2015

Aspen Aerogels to Present at the Cowen and Company Technology, Media & Telecom Conference May 21st, 2015

Directa Plus in Barcelona to present the innovative project GEnIuS for oil spills clean-up activities: The company has created a graphene-based product for the remediation of water contaminated by oil and hydrocarbons May 21st, 2015

Nanometrics Announces Live Webcast of Upcoming Investor and Analyst Day May 20th, 2015

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE




  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More










ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project