GREAT FALLS — The Great Falls Public Library is hosting a "nano-exhibit," an interactive display that is meant to help people understand nano-particles, how they act, and how they can be used.
The library used a grant to get the exhibit from the Spectrum Discovery Center in Missoula.
A news release explains:
Nanometer-sized things are very small, and often behave differently than larger things do. Nanotechnology investigates properties and manipulates matter at the nanoscale. Nanoscience, nanotechnology, and nanoengineering lead to new knowledge and innovations that weren't possible before.
The Library welcomes everyone to explore the world of Nano. Come build a Giant Carbon Nanotube, learn how Nano crystals make a butterfly wing sparkle and see how magnets impact Small, Smaller, and Nano iron particles.
The nano exhibit opened in late November and will be there for about six months before returning to Missoula.
Library director Susie McIntyre said, "This was the one that Spectrum had available and we are all about sharing information with people. Nano-technology is really fascinating.”
She added that the library is working to bring in more exhibits in the future.
The library is at 301 2nd Avenue North. Click here to visit the website.