Nanoscale science and technology (“nano” for short) is all around us and growing rapidly. See how even chocolate has nano implications and how we are in fact nanosensors!
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.
• 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
"Invisible Sunblock" is a hands-on activity exploring how nano-scale particles are used in mineral sunblocks to increase their transparency. Visitors compare nano and non-nano sunblocks to a visual representation of the effect of particle size on visibility.
In the Nanomedicine exhibition, four individual exhibit components highlight nanotechnology’s vast potential for diagnosing and treating disease, as well as its ability to help damaged tissue regrow. Test for thousands of diseases with a single nano-based chip, target tumor cells for treatment with nanoparticles in a tabletop game, and regrow severed nerve endings on nanoscale scaffolding. These exhibits were developed by the NISE Network; copies are located at the Museum of Science in Boston, OMSI in Oregon, and the Arkansas Discovery Network.
What is Nanomedicine? This is the introductory component for the Nanomedicine exhibit package; but the video on it's own is also an informative stand-alone media piece for other uses. The structure includes a text panel and a narrated-and-captioned 2.5 minute video which plays on demand in either English or Spanish on a 32-inch LCD screen. The video's colorful animation and researcher commentary complements the accompanying text panel to provide a brief overview of some of the basic ideas and goals of nanomedicine.
The Nanomedicine Explorer is an interactive, updateable multimedia kiosk and media package, that is also available as a component of the Nanomedicine Exhibition. Visitors can explore a variety of topics and specific research areas in cancer nanomedicine through vivid animations and video story-telling up close with a diverse group of researchers.
This is a recording of a NISE Network online brown-bag conversation held in 2013 and focuses specifically on the applications and scientific background behind the NISE Net's NanoDays 2013 kit activities.
Presented by: Rashmi Nanjundaswamy and Lizzie Hager-Barnard, Lawrence Hall of Science, Univeristy of California, Berkely
For more information, and for a link to the recording, please see the Resources section of this page.
Nanoscale science and technology (“nano” for short) is all around us and growing rapidly. Explore how nanoscale science impacts even simple, childhood pleasures like blowing bubbles.
Nanoscale science and technology (“nano” for short) is all around us and growing rapidly. Discovery how nanotechnology found in nature may eventually be applied to make even the most mundane tasks like scrubbing toilets a thing of the past!
"Battling Cancer with Nanotechnology" is a 6-minute video that shares the research of Mauro Ferrari, a leading pioneer in the field of cancer nanomedicine. A visionary optimist, Ferrari applied his mathematical physics and engineering skills to medicine and is determined to overcome every obstacle on the way to conquering cancer's cruel reign. Dr. Ferrari's research is one of several new nanomedicine-based approaches to cancer treatment that is explored in the Nanomedicine Explorer kiosk, website and DVD (also on nisenet.org).