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Posted: March 24, 2007
Nanotechnology education can make you laugh
(Nanowerk News) Still going strong almost one and a half years after its premiere, UC San Diego TV's 30 minute program "When things get small" continues to collect awards and nominations. The show was nominated as one of the finalists (but didn't win) at the TECHFILM International Festival in Prague two weeks ago.
Funded by the National Science Foundation, the half-hour film addresses several important nanotechnology concepts with entertaining effects, humor and comic invention, and illustrates answers to such questions as: How small is nano? What happens when things get small? And, how do you make things small?
Reviews after the program premiered were positive throughout and agreed that this was a refreshing departure from typical science-for-television fare.
For those of you who haven't seen it yet, the When Things Get Small website has links not only to the film itself but also additional information such as a podcast, behind the scenes documentary on making the film.