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Madeleine Chang's female superhero RadioBlitz blasts garbage using nanoscience (NSF NanoComic competition finalist)

Posted on April 1, 2016 at 11:30 AM

Madeleine Chang, from Bergen County Academics in NJ, created a new female superhero called Radio Blitz, who blasts garbage with the nanogenerators in her skirt. See her wonderful images below. Madeleine's superhero was one of three finalists in NSF's Generation Nano Small Science competition.


Lisa Friedersdorf, the deputy director of the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office said: "These three finalists tell a great story -- all while they exemplify the combination of a sound technical basis for use of nanotechnology and artistic presentation. I think these comics will inspire other students to learn more about what is possible with nanotechnology."


Mihail C. Roco, NSF's senior advisor for science and engineering and the face of NSF's national nanotechnology initiative was quick to point out the excitement in nanoscience: "Since these high school students were born, more discoveries have come from nanotechnology than any other field of science, with its discoveries penetrating all aspects of society -- new industries, medicine, agriculture and the management of natural resources."

- Written by Paulette Clancy

(Photo credit: Used with permission from NSF, credit to the artist: Madeleine Chang).

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