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Physics student creates Lego device to help kids learn about nanotechnology

The use of nanotechnology is growing tremendously in numerous science and engineering disciplines, with wide-ranging applications in medicine, electronics and energy. But it is rarely taught at the middle school and high school levels because of a dearth of age-appropriate teaching materials.

A University of Rhode Island sophomore has addressed this problem by creating a Lego-based atomic force microscope that helps introduce students to the field of nanotechnology.

Ron Sadlier, a physics and applied math major from Warren, worked under the guidance of Keunhan Park...

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