Nanoscale phenomena is as nice a place as any to begin a series of non-technical technical articles. After all, it has all the trimmings of remarkable potential, fertile innovation opportunities, challenges in commercialization, and non-intuitive barriers to entry, each deserving of its own consideration. You, me, and everything we generally think of as reality exist on the macroscale. It’s the arena where our senses make sense, where we live our lives and where we can have some intuitive understanding of the world around us. To put it a bit more technically, it’s the arena where things are continuous. Included here are 3 relatively short articles on nanoscale phenomena, which will eventually wrap around to the world of nanofibers, electrospinning, and adhesion that all contribute to the nexus that is Akron Ascent.