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Nano and Me Videos

Meet Macro and Nano. Nano is WAY smaller than Macro and has some very surprising properties! These short (~30 second) clips introduce visitors to simple fundamentals about the nanoscale.

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Surface Area - stage presentation

This is a large group version of the Surface Area program. In this interactive stage presentation, audience members are measured in nanometers and demonstrate the effectiveness of "nano" silver in killing germs. Other highlights include a fireball that starts and ends the show. Visitors learn that nanoparticles behave differently, in part because they have a high surface area to volume ratio.

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Intro to Nano video

"Nanotechnology: What's the Big Deal?" is a broad overview of the unique challenges and opportunities presented by nanoscale science, and dives into the super tiny scale of nanotechnology.

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Scientific Image - Silver Nanoparticles

Transmission Electron Microscope image of silver nanoparticles. • SIZE: The nanoparticles in the image are about 80 nanometers across. Scale bar represents 100 nm. • IMAGING TOOL: Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM)

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Does Every Silver Lining Have a Cloud?

Duke University researchers explain the relationship between nanomaterials, in particular nano silver, and their potential impact on the ecosystem. To see the video and learn more about the Center for the Environmental Implications of NanoTechnology at Duke, visit the resources tab.

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Nanotech and Consumer Products

“Nanotech and Consumer Products” is a public presentation that introduces audiences to the growing role of nanotechnology in making consumer products, and encourages them to consider the potential environmental and health risks. During the presentation, visitors are guided through questions such as: What is nanotechnology, why does it matter, and where is it happening? How are nanomaterials being used in a growing number of consumer products that are available on the market today? What is known about the long-term environmental and health risks of nanotechnology, and how...

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