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Posted: July 14, 2009
American Chemical Society announces second nanotechnology video contest
(Nanowerk News) It’s back! The American Chemical Society (ACS) Web community site for nanoscience and nanotechnology researchers and enthusiasts — ACS Nanotation — has launched a second installment of the NanoTube video contest that became an Internet sensation a few months ago.
Entries now are being accepted for the new contest, entitled “How Will Nano Change the World?” Organized as an outgrowth of ACS’ peer-reviewed scientific publishing in the area of nano-scale science, the contest seeks creative videos that convey the applications of nanoscience to a broad audience.
In the first video contest "What is Nano?," contestants illustrated how “nano” is a way of making things smaller, lighter and more efficient, making it possible to build better machines, solar cells, materials and radios. It morphed into the nano-world’s version of an American Idol event, with entries originally submitted to the ACS Nanotation video gallery popping up all over the Internet, giving celebrity to entrants even before a winner had been picked.
But contest organizers realized that another question remained: How exactly is "nano" going to impact both us and the world? Organizers say they want contestants to think BIG about nano — a science that deals with objects thousands of times smaller than the width of a human hair — and show how nano will address these important questions:
What can nano do for global security?
What can nano do for the environment?
What can nano do for sustainable energy?
What can nano do for fighting disease?
What can nano do for the products you use?
What can nano do for you?
For contest information go to rules and guidelines or contact [email protected] with any questions.