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Posted: December 3, 2007
Upcoming nanotechnology presentations in Second Life's NanoLands
(Nanowerk News) The UK's National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has launched NanoLands in the virtual world of Second Life - a place where nano science and technology communities come together to exchange ideas and knowledge.
Based in the multi-disciplinary archipelago called the SciLands, Nanotechnology Island offers regular events and opportunities for people to attend presentations, meet, network and influence others in envisioning and defining the future of Nanotechnology.
The NanoShow is a bimonthly global seminar series. Here are the details of the first seminar:
Title: Nanotechnologies: Opportunities and Threats
Abstract: Nanotechnologies hold out the promise of major breakthroughs in healthcare, electronics, environmental protection, security - and many more - and are already delivering. But are these benefits out-weighed by potential concerns?
Presenter: Dr Kamal Hossain, Director of Research and International Cooperation, NPL, UK
Date: December 18, 2007
Time: 5pm GMT, 9am Second Life time (Pacific Time)
2. Download Second Life – Login, select an avatar and begin the virtual experience
3. Take the tour – When you arrive in Second Life you can take a 10-minute orientation tour to take you through some basic training.
4. Participate – At the end of the orientation path, there is a sign that says “Visit Nanotechnology Island! Click Here.” Click that sign and keep the landmark that it gives to you. Click “Teleport” on the landmark window. You will teleport to the foyer on Nanotechnology Island. The event is at the outdoor theatre. To get there, just walk outside, turn left, and walk along the path until you reach the theatre. Take a seat and join the discussion!
Future Nanoshow Presentations
Presenter: Dr JT Janssen, Knowledge Leader, Time, Quantum & Electromagnetics, NPL, UK; Date: 18th December 2007; Time: 6pm GMT, 10am Second Life time (Pacific Time); Location: NanoLands in Second Life and NPL Auditorium, Teddington
Title: Metrology: A Tool to Enable Micro- to Nanotechonology; Presenter: Dr Richard Leach, Principal Research Scientist - Mass & Dimensional, NPL, UK; Date: 15th January 2008; Time: 6pm GMT, 10am Second Life time (Pacific Time); Location: NanoLands in Second Life and NPL Auditorium, Teddington
Title: Metrology and standardisation: supporting growth in nanoproduction; Presenter: Prof. Leslie Pendrill, Head of Research, Measurement Technology, SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden; Date: 29th January 2008; Time: 6pm GMT, 10am Second Life time (Pacific Time); Location: NanoLands in Second Life and NPL Auditorium, Teddington