Posted: February 19, 2008

The Bourne Report radio show kicks off its listener's challenge

(Nanowerk News) The Bourne Report, a weekly talk radio show that focuses on nanotechnology and MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical systems), officially kicked off its Listener's Challenge this week. Listeners are being asked to pick a random item from everyday life and challenge host Marlene Bourne to find the MEMS or nanotechnology connection. Some of the challenge items submitted and scheduled to be addressed include diapers, bakeware, bullet-proof vests and keys.  
"The listener's challenge is meant to get people thinking about how emerging technologies are changing the things we generally take for granted," said Marlene Bourne, the show's host. "It's not only a great way to learn the 'who, what, why, when, where and how' of MEMS and nanotechnology, but to personalize the impact these technologies are having today."  
The Bourne Report has already taken a look at a diverse range of topics, from diamonds and car windshields to tires and grocery bags, and is in the midst of a multi-part series on nanosilver (or silver nanoparticles). Upcoming shows will cover nanoplastics, private jets, renewable energy, smart homes, food and even cosmetic surgery. From real-life applications today, to the far-out possibilities of the future, the Bourne Report is a fascinating program the whole family will enjoy.  
The show also highlights educational activities for both kids and adults--such the Future City Competition and Freescale's FTF Design Challenge--and will soon discuss summer camps and after-school programs that focus on science and engineering. Links for additional information about these programs are posted to the show's blog at:   
The Bourne Report is produced and hosted by Marlene Bourne, an industry analyst with nearly 15 years of experience covering the commercialization of MEMS and nanotechnology. The author of two books, A Consumer's Guide to MEMS & Nanotechnology, and MEMS & Nanotechnology for Kids, Marlene is uniquely capable of discussing complex information in a way that all audiences can understand and enjoy.  
Tune into The Bourne Report Sundays at 3 PM on Independent 1310 KXAM in Phoenix and join Marlene as she talks with weekly guests and discusses the latest MEMS and nanotech-based products, news and trends. Call-in with questions or email your Listener's Challenge ideas.  
Listeners around the world can stream The Bourne Report live on the Internet via If you're unable to listen live, each episode is also archived for on-demand listening anytime, anywhere; just bookmark or subscribe to the radio show's RSS feed via your favorite podcast or news aggregator.  
Interested in sponsoring? Sponsorship packages include both radio and Internet visibility; contact us for more details. Current sponsors of The Bourne Report include the MEMS Industry Group (MIG). MIG strives to be the unifying voice of the commercial MEMS industry.  
About the Bourne Report  
Airing Sundays at 3 PM on Independent 1310 KXAM in Phoenix, The Bourne Report is all about next-generation science, cool technologies and real products, with a focus on MEMS and nanotechnology. You'll hear from top scientists and engineers about their most innovative research, get the inside scoop on the coolest products entering the market, stay informed about the social implications of new technology and learn about fun activities related to science and engineering. This insightful, thought-provoking show is hosted by Marlene Bourne, President & Principal Analyst of Bourne Research LLC.  
About Bourne Research LLC  
Bourne Research is a trusted source of market intelligence, with a specialized focus on MEMS, nanotechnology and the convergence of both. Its founder, Marlene Bourne, is a highly respected industry analyst with nearly 15 years of experience following the development of emerging technologies, and is internationally recognized as one of the leading experts on MEMS. Bourne Research helps its clients assess the competitive landscape, identify market trends, target the applications that will grow their businesses, and identify potential partners and/or companies for acquisition. For more information about Bourne Research, as well as its products and services, please visit:
Source: Bourne Research
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