Play the "Engineering Body Parts | Understanding Potato Blight" audio
Engineering Body Parts | Understanding Potato Blight

Publication Date

April 2007

On this episode, we'll talk to a researcher whose work on a 150-year-old potato disease is helping to keep our food safe today. We'll also speak to a scientist who designs scaffolding that's used to build body parts.
Play the "Sex Changes for Oxygen and Nanotech Cancer Research" audio
Sex Changes for Oxygen and Nanotech Cancer Research

Publication Date

May 2006

Learn about some fish that actually change their sex in water that's not to their liking, and hear from a researcher who uses tiny nanoparticles to detect cancer in its earliest stages.
Play the "DNA-Filled JELLO as a Cancer Therapy" audio
DNA-Filled JELLO as a Cancer Therapy

Publication Date

July 2007

This week we'll talk to a researcher who's developing a novel cancer treatment that uses DNA encased in gelatin.
Play the "Water: To Drink and To Store" audio
Water: To Drink and To Store

Publication Date

February 2009

This week's episode focuses on the importance of water. We will hear new research on how to filter and purify drinking water. We will also learn how phytoplankton in our oceans can remove and store carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
Play the "Stopping Cancer with Nanoparticles | Antibacterial Honey" audio
Stopping Cancer with Nanoparticles | Antibacterial Honey

Publication Date

July 2008

This week we will hear about two potential new ways to fight disease. First, nanoparticles may be used with traditional chemotherapeutics to selectively target and kill cancer cells. Also, honey is not just for eating but may be used to kill many types of bacteria.
Play the "Two Sides of the Same Nanoparticle | Tasmanian Tiger Genome" audio
Two Sides of the Same Nanoparticle | Tasmanian Tiger Genome

Publication Date

February 2009

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.
Play the "A Nano-Sized Solution for Getting Rid of Salt | Exploring an Underwater Unknown" audio
A Nano-Sized Solution for Getting Rid of Salt | Exploring an Underwater Unknown

Publication Date

August 2007

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.
Play the "Storing Hydrogen in Nanotubes | Talking to a Computer for Better Health" audio
Storing Hydrogen in Nanotubes | Talking to a Computer for Better Health

Publication Date

January 2008

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.
Play the "Nano-Magnetic Sponges for Art Restoration" audio
Nano-Magnetic Sponges for Art Restoration

Publication Date

September 2007

On this episode, we'll hear how nano-magnetic sponges are being used to clean precious artwork.
Play the "Nanotech "Future Phone" | Stem Cells Cure Diabetes in Mice" audio
Nanotech "Future Phone" | Stem Cells Cure Diabetes in Mice

Publication Date

March 2008

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.

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