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.

Play the "QSTORM: Looking Inside Nerve Cells" audio
QSTORM: Looking Inside Nerve Cells

Publication Date

August 2012

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.

Center for High-Rate Nanomanufacturing (CHN)

The Museum’s sub-award from this NSF-funded research center supports Museum staff in developing a wide range of educational experiences.

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Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE® Net)

The NISE® Net seeks to foster public awareness and understanding of nanoscale science, engineering, and technology.

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Nanotechnology

Explore the science of the super small in this exhibit developed by Museum-led NISE® Net (Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network)

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