The Project for Emerging Nanotechnologies has a question for you: Do you know a buckyball from a soccer ball?
If you can distinguish the two you just might win one of five free iPod Nanos the organization is giving away to visitors to its Web site. The organization has posted a five-question “Nano IQ” test and will randomly award the iPod Nanos to people who take the IQ challenge.
I took it, and, well, I did manage to get three of five questions correct. But I still qualify for the iPod Nano!
The Nano IQ test is part of a marketing ploy to publicize the Project’s redesigned Web site. The site offers nanotechnology education, industry news and coverage of nano business.
There is even a “Nano 101″ section that provides a definition of nanotechnology to help boost that all-important Nano IQ.
In case you are interested, here is how the Project for Emerging Nanotechnolgies defines the nanotech:
“Nanotechnology is the art and science of manipulating matter at the nanoscale (down to 1/100,000 the width of a human hair) to create new and unique materials and products.”
Sometimes it is referred to as an “enabling” technology that helps make products lighter, stronger and longer lasting.
Before you test your Nano IQ, here’s a little head start on the test. A buckyball is a new form of elemental carbon, similar in structure to a geodesic dome. You are on your own for the other four questions.
Business News Reporter