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Talking Nano DVD Set

SKU: 400004706562

$34.99 $31.49 Member Price

This enjoyable, content-rich, 6-DVD video set features leading researchers with a knack for communicating cutting-edge concepts with clarity and style. Richly illustrated, the talks illuminate the basic concepts of nanotechnology, potential applications, and future impacts. The talks are suitable for a range of audiences from youngsters to oldsters, and are intended for museum, school, and home, and professional audiences.

Museum educator Tim Miller gives “A Brief Intro to Nano.” Don Eigler --accompanied by his service dog Argon-- introduces “my world of atoms,” and demonstrates the amazing intricacy of moving a single atom, live on camera. Eric Mazur connects the shimmering beauty of reflection and refraction to future lightning-quick advances in optical computing. George Whitesides elucidates the spirit of technological innovation and the ways in which potential nanotech applications may deeply influence the way we live and work. David Rejeski takes a revealing look at questions of consumer safety, oversight, and public opinion.

The bonus disk, The Amazing Nano Brothers Juggling Show, provides the entertainment highlight of the series. Two very talented guys juggle their way hilariously (sometimes from atop 7-foot unicyles) through the basics of atomic structure, nanoscale forces, and scanning probe microscopy. You’ve never seen anything like it.

Talking Nano DVD Video Set 

Disc 1 Tim Miller presents A Brief Intro to Nano 20min.
Disc 2 Don Eigler and his Dog Argon: Moving Atoms 24 min.
Disc 3 Eric Mazur presents Guiding Light with Nanowires 22 min.
Disc 4 David Rejeski presents Nanotechnology and the Consumer 30 min.
Disc 5 George Whitesides: Perspectives on Nanotechnology 55 min.
Disc 6 The Amazing Nano Brothers Juggling Show 40 min.

Filmed at and produced by the Museum of Science, Boston, in association with the NSF Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing, the Harvard NSF Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center, the Wilson Center Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies, and the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NSF - ESI-0532536).