Are We Alone – Nano Nano

by Gary Niederhoff on February 21, 2011









Think small to solve big problems. That, in a nutshell, is the promise of nanotechnology. In this barely visible world, batteries charge 100 times faster and drugs go straight to their targets in the body. Discover some of these nano breakthroughs and how what you can’t see can help you…

…or hurt you? What if tiny machines turn out to be nothing but trouble? We’ll look at the health and safety risks of nanotech.

Plus, scaling up in science fiction: why a Godzilla-sized insect is fun, but just doesn’t fly.

Listen to individual segments here:
Part 1: Seth’s shrink ray.
Part 2: Bill Flounders on nano fabrication.
Part 3: Joseph DeSimone on nano medicine.
Part 4: David Guston on nano risks.
Part 5: Stan Williams on the Central Nervous System for the Earth.
Part 6: Michael LaBarbera on nano in movies.

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