Category Archives: Nanotechnology

Portrait of Jasson


Anyone who has seen a Cheech and Chong movie, or a more current East LA themed movie, such as From Prada to Nada, knows that East Los Angles, California, USA (East LA) has copious amounts of street art.

I have often driven by this piece of art that is found on the wall of the Catholic Charities building on the corner of Warren Street and East Cesar E Chavez Avenue. Jasson happened to be working across from the building last time I drove by.

Jasson was an amiable 20 year old, who took pride in his work and in his contribution to his community and to society as a whole. When I met Jasson, he had just started working for KSN Electric Gates Inc and was in the process of installing a LiftMaster® Gate Operator. He had been working two years on trimming trees, but liked installing gates better because it required more use of his brain and it was more rewarding.

[Side note: I have a  LiftMaster® Garage Door Opener and really like it.]

Jasson was from San Miguel, El Salvador and came to the United States in 2009. He completed  one year middle school in Los Angeles, California, USA, and completed secondary school studies at Cleveland High School.

Image Credits: Bat-Ami Gordin © 2017 all rights reserved. Credit if you use it, please.

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Quantum Kisses


The image shows, in an artistic manner, the change in color when a quantum tunnel effect is produced in a subnanometric gap.

The image shows, in an artistic manner, the change in color when a quantum tunnel effect is produced in a subnanometric gap.

Quantum Kisses

Spatial wonder
when color changes
and lights interact
with the tiniest matter:
of subnanometer number.

Taking frolicking skips,
they translate forth and back
then twist, shake and tatter
in their sensual exchanges:
kissing without lips.

Within the silent gap
no bang, ring or clatter
in tight quantum ranges
they never come in contact.
As oil drops on plastic wrap

cause variegation to arise,
each sphere arranges
itself, then they stack
the former on the latter,
thus — a fusion vision disguise.

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Hear this on chirbit

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David James created a form called a Karousel. “It is a twenty line poem, four stanzas of five lines each.  The rhyme pattern is the following: abcda ecdbe fdbcf gbcdg.  The three inner lines (bcd) rotate in each stanza until they circle back to their original bcd form from stanza one.  Though each stanza is enclosed in a rhyme, there are no metrical restrictions.”

The poem is about he interaction between nano-sized spheres of gold in the quantum regime. This quantum regime has been identified thanks to the change of colour of the gap or empty space between these particles when these are at distances of less than one nanometre. This work, published in Nature journal, enables literally “seeing” a quantum kiss between nanoparticles. For more about this phenomena see Quantum ‘kisses ‘change the color of space  in Nanotechnology Now

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Picture courtesy of Cambridge University

At The Nano-Scale


Nanobrain

At The Nano-Scale

hydrophilic surfaces
hexagonal pyramids
high spin configuration
hadron absorbing quarks

nano-shopping
networked by
nature’s tiniest secrets

axial stability
atoms for the beyond
a taste of
a microcosm that’s
always been
around

generated particles
gloopy friction
glued together

monumental
molecular technology

inclusively
infinitely
interfaced
into the age of nano

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Photo Credit: eastonhockey77

Nano-Informatics


Nanoinformatics

Nano-Informatics

 data merges with life
 into an information garden

living encyclopedia – captured
DNA – sampled
answers – optimized
raw numbers – decoded
genomics – transmuted
engines – synthesized

 the drama of nano-scale science
 is an abstraction of this world

language – acquired
3D figures – rendered
life and digital core – married
digital spew – congealed
nano-world – navigated
distortions – profuse

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Poets Rally Week 58 (December 15-21, 2011)

Photo Credit: The International NanoScience Community

Nanotubes



MIT chemical engineers built tiny channels out of carbon nanotubes that could someday end up being sensitive detectors.

Nanotubes

strong and lightweight
adamantine
polydispersive materials

zigzagged or chiral
rolled this way and that
sheets stronger than steel

wires and tubes
wedge into the void
vivified pixels

single or multi-walled
morphing wings
valuable for future design

templated and fabricated
strategically explored
potential applications

conversion or diversion
probes that interconnect
radiation sources

thermodynamic and conductive
energy storage
field emission displays

hollow or thin
allotropic cylinders
extraordinary nanostructure

electrons and vectors
in every direction
zero dimensional atoms

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Thursdays Poets’ Rally Week 61 (January 25 – February 3, 2012)

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