SmallTalk is a podcast series chatting about nanotechnology with leading scientists, thinkers, artists, writers, and visionaries, and look at quirky nanoscience stories in the news. Dr. Stephanie Chasteen, of the Exploratorium’s Teacher Institute, hosted this series in 2007. Podcase Episodes: • Nature’s Playing Field: Nanotechnology and Medicine Dr. Tejal Desai, UCSF and Dr. Thomas Murray, Hastings Center Running Time: 00:30:48 • Nanotechnology’s Role in Making Cheap Solar Power Dr. Jeff Grossman, UCB and Patrick Lin, Nanoethics Group Running Time: 00:26:04 • Consumer Products Using Nanotechnology Julia Moore and Evan Michelson, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Running Time: 26:56 • Vroom! Nanocars and Nanofactories Dr. Jim Tour, Rice University and Diane Hickey, University of Florida Running Time: 00:28:20 • Nanograffiti: Building from the Atoms Up Dr. Don Eigler, IBM and Tom Rockwell, Exploratorium Running Time: 00:22:52
- 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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