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What is Particles?

Particles by 3M is a place to explore the hidden beauty of science and celebrate the curiosity that drives scientific discoveries every day.

Small boy comforting his grandfather as they sit on a hospital bed
Helping patients who feel hopeless
How human listening and machine learning can help
Military veteran works with career counselor
Changing careers: from veteran to supply chain
Learn how and why he made career moves
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At 3M, science is our driving force. It influences everything around us – in ways you may not realize. In the cars, trains and planes that move us, our homes, offices, hospitals and buildings. It’s in our smartphones and stationery, the energy that lights a room, even the clothes we wear – all created and improved through science.

Here at 3M, we  wonder about science each and every day, hoping to inspire others to do so as well – whether you are an educator or student interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), a scientist passionate about securing a bright future for the state of science worldwide or just someone fascinated by seemingly simple scientific innovations impacting daily life. Come explore with us.

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  • Future of Mobility

    From vehicles that move us more efficiently to virtual reality that allows us to stay still, explore how science is helping take mobility further, and meet scientists searching for solutions to meet our mobility needs.

  • Disrupting Disease with Data

    Data is powering dramatic changes around the world. Explore how creative scientists from 3M to Stanford University to start-ups are using data and technology to drive healthier choices and reduce the risk of preventable diseases.

  • Evolution of Work

    The world of work is evolving. Read the stories of people at the forefront of that change, those championing skilled labor and enabling global thinking, and learn how science can play a role in holistically approaching worker safety and health.


  • Using data and tech for healthier choices, reducing risk of preventable disease

    Science shows that making healthy choices can lead to longer, more active lives. But many of us seem to be doing just the opposite. Explore what’s going wrong, what is being done about it and how using data and technology may help nudge us toward healthier choices.

    2018-09-253 Health Care Using data and tech for healthier choices, reducing risk of preventable disease
  • Do you use math and science at work? See which professions do.

    Jobs in STEM pay almost twice as much as non-STEM fields on average. You may immediately think of engineers, researchers and statisticians, but not all STEM jobs require a bachelor’s degree.

    2018-09-262 Design & Construction,Automotive,Manufacturing Do you use math and science at work? See which professions do.
  • Ditch the way you think about your car – everything's about to change

    When you think about the future, you might envision commuting to work in a self-driving electric vehicle – even one that picks you up at your door. That dream may take a few more years to come true, but in many ways, the future is already here.

    2018-03-85 Automotive,Transportation Ditch the way you think about your car – everything's about to change
  • Faster internet? Here's the technology that will make 5G networks possible

    What tech challenges will we have to overcome to get to 5G? Many smartphone operators are considering this question as we prepare to transition into a 5G world.

    2018-05-122 Communications,Electronics Faster internet? Here's the technology that will make 5G networks possible
  • Exploring solutions to the surprising energy consumption of Bitcoin mining

    Bitcoin mining requires a significant amount of energy. Some studies say the energy consumption of the Bitcoin network has grown at a rate of 25 percent in one single month, and this energy use will only continue to increase. 3M scientists and other data industry experts share their insights into some of the creative problem solving needed to find sustainable solutions.

    2018-03-80 Electronics Exploring solutions to the surprising energy consumption of Bitcoin mining
  • How data and technology will help farmers feed the world

    Farmers are faced with the reality that food production must double by 2050. How are farmers going to meet this need when land and resources are scarce? “We are going to do it by farming smarter,” says Jerry Johnson, CEO at Aglytix.

    2018-03-80 Electronics How data and technology will help farmers feed the world
  • How data can help us use the world's resources more efficiently

    Laura Nereng believes that, in the future, society can continue to function in a better place. It’s a belief rooted in a love for science that stretches as far back as she can remember. Now, at 3M, Laura is focusing that passion on using data to solve for issues on a global scale.

    2018-04-101 Electronics,Energy How data can help us use the world's resources more efficiently
  • A close-up look at America's teeth with author Mary Otto

    Veteran journalist Mary Otto's writing career took a turn in 2007 when she broke the story of how a 12-year-old Baltimore boy died of complications from untreated tooth decay. Now she’s on a mission to talk about teeth.

    2018-03-73 Health Care A close-up look at America's teeth with author Mary Otto
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