In this TED-Ed talk, UC Berkeley biologist Robert Full describes the unlikely way he studied gecko’s feet and how these beneficial discoveries could eventually save lives. The Ted-Ed Lesson includes a short quiz to follow the video, and additional links that go deeper into Full's work.
- Nanometer-sized things are very small, and often behave differently than larger things do.
- Scientists and engineers have formed the interdisciplinary field of nanotechnology by investigating properties and manipulating matter at the nanoscale.
- Nanoscience, nanotechnology, and nanoengineering lead to new knowledge and innovations that weren't possible before.
- Nanotechnologies—and their costs, utility, risks, and benefits—are closely interconnected with society and with our values.
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