Two Sides of the Same Nanoparticle | Tasmanian Tiger Genome
This week we will discuss potential health benefits and environmental concerns of nanoparticles. We will also find out about the implications of studying the genetics of the extinct Tasmanian Tiger.
A Nano-Sized Solution for Getting Rid of Salt | Exploring an Underwater Unknown
On this episode, we'll learn how nanoparticles could lead to inexpensive and safe fresh water supplies, and we'll hear about an expedition to an unexplored spot right here on Earth.
Storing Hydrogen in Nanotubes | Talking to a Computer for Better Health
Today we'll learn about using carbon nanotubes to store hydrogen in a car's gas tank, and hear from a scientist who is designing computer helpers you can talk to.
Nano-Magnetic Sponges for Art Restoration
On this episode, we'll hear how nano-magnetic sponges are being used to clean precious artwork.
Nanotech "Future Phone" | Stem Cells Cure Diabetes in Mice
This week, we'll talk about art as an inspiration for nanotechnology, and learn how scientists are using stem cells to cure diabetes in mice.
QSTORM: Looking Inside Nerve Cells
Our nerve cells contain thread-like molecular-scale transport systems that ferry essential materials from cell bodies to the tips of their axons and back. Diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's seem to be associated with traffic jams on these sub-cellular highways. Hear how Carnegie Mellon researcher Ge Yang and the QSTORM biological imaging team are working to achieve super-resolution views of traffic flow beyond the traditional limits of microscopy.