What is nanotechnology? Will it change the world, as some have promised? What's all this about molecular machines in our blood? Hear what's going on in nanoscale science and find out what the experts think is just around the corner. Chaired by Colin Blakemore, featuring panellists Sir Harry Kroto (Nobel Prize winner from Sussex University), Jim Gimzewski (leading nano-technologist from IBM), Peter Dobson (Professor at Oxford University) and panel regular Jacqui McGlade.
Photographer Mark Thiessen talks about the challenges - and excitement - of photographing this miniscule environment in five videos: "Smaller than small"; "Land of the giants"; "Nano in nature"; "Growing technology"; "Stand by for a change".
A QUEST TV segment (air date: March 27, 2007). From Lawrence Berkeley National Labs to Silicon Valley, researchers are manipulating particles at the atomic level, ushering in potential cures for cancer, clothes that don't stain, and solar panels as thick as a sheet of paper.
'Nanotechnology: The Power of Small' is the first major television series to look at the implications of advances in nanotechnology. The series' three programs explore critical questions about nanotechnology's potential impact on privacy, the environment and human health: Will nanotechnology make you safer, or will it be used to track your every move? Will nanotechnology keep you young, and what happens if you live to be 150? Will nanotechnology help clean up the earth, or will it be the next asbestos?
Paladin Pictures, Inc. and the University of Virginia Materials Research Science & Engineering Center (MRSEC) have received The Communicator Awards' Award of Distinction for their work on this nanotechnology film, The Nano Revolution. The film highlights such technological advancements as desktop computers the size of a wristwatch and clothing that changes color at voice-command, seemingly science-fiction-like possibilities of the nanotechnology field.
Where and what is nano? How will it shape our future? Nanoscience is the study of phenomena and manipulation of materials at the nanoscale, where properties differ significantly from those at a larger scale. The strange world of nanoscience - it can take you into atoms and beyond the stars.