Online Brown-Bag: Nanotechnology and Pseudoscience (Recorded)

  • NISE Net Brown-Bag
NISE Network product
Description

New science, like nano, can be misused, misconstrued, or co-opted by greed. This online brown-bag conversation, Nanotechnology and Pseudoscience, explores how to identify poor science and will examine how the word 'nanotechnology' has been used to sell a variety of products. We'll also finish this discussion with a fun "real science vs. pseudoscience" game!

Objectives

Nano Content Map
Nanoscience, nanotechnology, and nanoengineering lead to new knowledge and innovations that weren't possible before.

Credits

Funding

Developed for the NISE Network with funding from the National Science Foundation under Award Numbers 0532536 and 0940143. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this product are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Foundation.

Owning institution

Museum of Science, Boston

Development Process

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