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Find out how researchers in nanotechnology are transforming medicine, computing, energy, biological imaging, consumer products, and environmental protection.

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Developed and presented with support from the National Science Foundation via the Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing, the Center for Integrated Quantum Materials, the Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center, the QSTORM Research Collaborative, and the NISE Network.

Making Molecular Movies with QSTORM

A team of scientists tries to set up lights and cameras for capturing the tiniest molecular machines in action.

The Future of Computing

Scientists are already trying to figure out what comes AFTER silicon.

Bioengineering a Cancer Treatment

Learn how researchers are using nanotechnology to better diagnose and treat cancer.

Nanosilver – Breakthrough or Biohazard?

Tiny silver particles could help prevent deadly infections — but are they safe?

Tiny Solutions to Our BIG Energy Problem

Find out how the emerging field of nanotechnology is going to help solve our energy crisis.

Cleaning Our Water with Nanotechnology

They do it in space and we can do it here. Learn how nanotechnology can clean contaminated drinking water.

Nanotechnology and Consumer Products

Stronger, faster, smarter, cooler! Is there anything to worry about?


Approximately 20 minutes


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Recommended for: Grades 6 – 12 and adults

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