Dressed for Nano Success

by Molly Bentley on February 23, 2011

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Laboratory fashion award goes to...

My visit to the Marvell Nanofabrication Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley, included a dress requirement. This is to keep tiny bits of Molly out of a lab that fabricates nano machines. Bill Flounders, the Executive Director of the Marvell lab was my host, as heard in the episode, Nano, Nano.

Bill Flounders keeps the lab particle-free

The orange-hued windows of the Marvell Lab keep the ultraviolet rays out. The lab itself didn’t glow orange, though!

The orange windows of Marvell Lab

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avatar galaxz March 9, 2011 at 6:41 am

I love the podcast, by the way! Great job, Seth, Molly, and the crew! Keep it up!!!

As for this episode, I did not feel that the full range of alternative remedies was given justice. I’d like to point out the difference between homeopathic remedies and herbal/holistic medicines, creams, pills, etc. There is a whole range of non-homeopathic cures out there that clearly contain no water and active substances, and these things do work, to an extent (for example, herbal teas, herbs in pill form, creams for pain, etc.). Since they have no water and aren’t diluted, they’re not “homeopathic” but they are a different class of medicines not paid attention to by conventional doctors. I know firsthand that some of these do work, and others don’t. Still, they are very different than homeopathic remedies in their content, effectiveness, and usefulness, without putting full dependence on placebo to work. I’d like to see some discussion on this topic.

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