Nano Girl

Dresses for Science and Tech loving women!

Michelle Dickinson May 21, 2015

As a female engineer I’m very aware of being a minority in my field, and as time passes I seem to have become less sensitive to some of the comments, and inappropriate questions I’ve been asked during my career. Studying the recent numbers makes for very sad reading as a lowly 13% of professional engineers […] … Read More

The power of success

Michelle Dickinson May 14, 2015

If you ask a child what being successful means to them, they typically describe things that involve money, power or fame.  It’s what society seems to strive towards, that big pot of money and celebrity at the end of the rainbow. You only need to watch reality TV, or read celebrity gossip magazines to see […] … Read More

Spiders create super-strong webs with nanotechnology!

Michelle Dickinson May 11, 2015

Take two fascinating strong materials, spider silk and carbon nanotubes, and mix them to create a material with a combined strength, toughness and ductility that’s just not been seen before. If you just want to watch this story, click on the picture video link, otherwise keep reading. It sounds like a happy weekend in Italy […] … Read More

Catching oil in a net with nanotechnology

Michelle Dickinson Apr 19, 2015

Catching liquid in a net may seem like a crazy idea, but by adding a fine dusting of silica nanoparticles to a metal mesh, researchers have been able to create a new type of net. Hydrophobic surfaces (surfaces which repel liquid) are not new and several sprays can now be bought in your local hardware […] … Read More