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Teaching middle school or high school students? Use these resources to help kids understand what nanotechnology is and how it may impact their lives. You might start by watching Mark Ratner's seminar A Gentle Introduction to Nanotechnology and Nanoscience. Check out the various animations that we have to explain nanoscience concepts. Try running a simple tool online, such as CNTbands.
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nano Ice Cream
28 Apr 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Timothy J Miller, Kenny Schwartz
Liquid nitrogen is used to cool a creamy mixture at a rapid rate such that it precipitates super fine grained crystals of (nano) ice cream.
Size and Scale: A Walk from Kilometers to One Nanometer
17 Feb 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Ratner
A look at scale and size, walking from 1000 kilometers down to 1 nanometer.
Gerhard Klimeck - Why I love my work
10 Feb 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck
Scientist and engineer, Gerhard Klimeck, discusses the joy of his work.
07 Feb 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Ross Hoehn
Ross Hoehn gives a brief introduction to the basic concepts used in the quantum information field. He conveys linear superpositions and entanglements through penguin coordinates and marital disputes and follows up with the presentation of an entertaining game which both teaches and emphasizes...
Quantum Information for Quantum Chemistry
03 Feb 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Sabre Kais
Quantum Technology: The Second Quantum Revolution
03 Feb 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Jonathan P Dowling
Jonathan Dowling presents a brief introduction of the Second Quantum Revolution. This talk covers a brief introduction and history of developments in quantum mechanics which has led us to where we are today and a discussion of quantum advancements which are being developed and can change your...
NanoDays - Metamaterials, Transformation Optics and Cloaking
13 May 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Vladimir M. Shalaev
NanoDays - NanoTrees: Making Paper Stronger than Steel
05 May 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Robert J. Moon
Nano*High: The Birth and Early Evolution of the Universe
31 Jan 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Alex Filippenko
Nano*High: Got Plastic? What Saran Wrap & Renewable Energy Generation Have in Common
31 Jan 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Rachel Segalman, Eric Isaacs, Jeffrey B. Neaton
Rachel Segalman is an Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at UC Berkeley and a Faculty Scientist at LBNL.Nano*HighThe Molecular FoundryLawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryNano*High gratefully acknowledges QB3, the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences for...
Nano*High: Looking for the Good News in Your Genome: Personalized Medicine--Science and Ethics
31 Jan 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Jasper Rine
PfFP Lecture 1: Energy and Power I
26 Jan 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Jerry M. Woodall
PfFP Lecture 2: Energy and Power II
PfFP Lecture 3: Energy and Power III
Nano*High: X-rays, Lasers, and Molecular Movies
25 Sep 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Roger W. Falcone
X-ray imaging is an excellent method to make visible what would normally be invisible - who hasn't had an X-ray at the doctor or dentist's office before? At the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, the Advanced Light Source is a gigantic X-ray imaging machine. Dr. Roger Falcone discusses X-ray...
Nano*High: From Atoms to Electricity: An Introduction to Nuclear Power, Its Promise and Challenge
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02 Feb 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Brian D. Wirth
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Nano*High. Professor Brian Wirth from the UC Berkeley Dept. of Nuclear Engineering presents the basics of nuclear science, and discusses the technological challenges involved in generating nuclear power and dealing safely with the by-products.
Nano*High: Superconductivity, Trains and SQUIDs
02 Feb 2010 | | Contributor(s):: John Clarke
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Nano*High. Superconductivity is a unique phenomenon where the electric resistance of a material drops to zero. Until only a few decades ago, superconductivity was only observed at extremely low temperatures. Today however, a new class of exotic...
Building Capacity for Nano Education and Outreach through Partnerships with Science Museums: Overview and Case Study
31 Mar 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Carol Lynn Alpert, National Center for Learning & Teaching in Nanoscale Science & Engineering
This session will present the background and theory behind these collaborations and activities, provide examples, and address evaluative aspects. We will also touch briefly on a range of other examples of nanoscale research center – informal science education institutional collaborations, now...
DragonflyTV Nano – Using the Power of Television to Introduce Middle School Children to Nanotechnology
15 Jan 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Richard Hudson, Joan Freese, Angie Prindle, Lisa Regalla
DragonflyTV is a PBS science series for children, broadcast nationwide and on the internet. DragonflyTV models authentic science inquiry through its unique approach: In each episode, ordinary kids conduct their own inquiry-based investigations, modeling the inquiry process and communicating the...
17 Apr 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Carl Batt, National Center for Learning & Teaching in Nanoscale Science & Engineering
There is an overwhelming need on the part of the research community to explain our efforts in nanoscale science and engineering to the general public. To do so effectively there is also a need to catalogue the public's understanding of nanotechnology especially with respect to their ability to...