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SmallTalk:  Nanotechnology’s Role in Making Cheap Solar Power (Podcast)
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00:26:04
Want to get off the grid but think it’s just too expensive? UCB's Dr. Jeff Grossman explains how nanotechnology may be used to make solar panels cheaper. We’ll also hear from philosopher Patrick Lin of the Nanoethics Group about ethical dilemmas that crop up when we try to improve our lives through nanotechnology.

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Date: April 16, 2007
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Physics, Chemistry

Keywords: nano, nanotechnology, physics, chemistry, solar, energy, ethics, nanoethics, philosophy, patrick lin, jeff grossman

Links: Dr. Jeff Grossman: Computational Nanoscience Group
The Nanoethics Group

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SmallTalk:  Vroom! Nanocars and Nanofactories (Podcast)
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00:28:20
Dr. Jim Tour, a chemist at Rice University, builds the world’s smallest vehicles. He calls them “nanocars,” and he thinks these tiny vehicles might lead to nano-sized factories. We’ll also hear from University of Florida graduate student Diane Hickey, who will tell us some of the interesting reactions she’s run into when explaining nanotechnology.

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Date: February 15, 2007
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Nanotechnology, Physics

Keywords: small talk episode, nano, cars, factories, teaching, vehicles, jim tour, diane hickey

Links: Dr. Jim Tour
Movies of Jim Tour's Nanocars

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SmallTalk:  Nanograffiti: Building from the Atoms Up (Podcast)
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00:22:52
Join us as we speak with IBM Fellow Dr. Don Eigler, who first used a scanning tunneling microscope to demonstrate the ability to build structures at the atomic level by spelling “I-B-M” with individual atoms. Also, meet Tom Rockwell, Director of Public Exhibition at the Exploratorium, who describes, in an audio essay, how he imagines the land of the very small.

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Date: January 19, 2007
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Nanotechnology, Physics

Keywords: small talk episode, nano, microscope, atom, small, liliputian

Links: Dr. Eigler's STM image gallery
DNA origami
Seeing Atoms

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Teacher Institute:  The Classic Summer Institute (Full Version) (Podcast)
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00:26:48
This full-length podcast gives you the full flavor of our Summer Institute. Our staff will tell you about our special month-long Institute, which offers a rich mix of hands-on activities based on Exploratorium exhibits, in-depth content discussions, classroom materials and activities, and machine shop experience. In this podcast, teacher participants tell you what they think about the Summer Institute and how it affected them.

Project: Teacher Institute Summer Institute | Browse All

Date: January 1, 2007
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): General Science, Physics, Chemistry, Life Sciences/Biology, Geology/Earth S

Keywords: teacher, education, professional development, workshop


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Teacher Institute:  The Classic Summer Institute (Lite Version) (Podcast)
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00:11:17
If you’re in a rush, this truncated version will give you information about our Summer Institute, but with less commentary from staff and participants than the full version.

Project: Teacher Institute Summer Institute | Browse All

Date: January 1, 2007
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): General Science, Physics, Chemistry, Life Sciences/Biology, Geology/Earth S

Keywords: teacher, education, professional development, workshop


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Iron Science Teacher:  Mirrors (Webcast)
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00:41:18
In this zany competition teachers will have ten minutes to create a science activity from a special secret ingredient. This week: mirrors!

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Date: August 11, 2006
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics, General Science

Keywords: teachers, experiments, demonstrations, contest, mirrors, parabolic mirrors, protractors, angle of incidence, angle of reflection, 90 degree angles


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Iron Science Teacher:  Rocks (Webcast)
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1:04:26
In this zany competition teachers will have ten minutes to create a science activity from a special secret ingredient. This week: rocks!

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Date: July 21, 2006
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics, General Science

Keywords: teachers, contest, experiments, activites, rocks, exploding volcanoes, crushing concrete, filtering water, coca-cola geysers, erosion


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Iron Science Teacher:  Fruit (Webcast)
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01:05:00
In this zany competition teachers will have ten minutes to create a science activity from a special secret ingredient. This week-fruit!

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Date: July 14, 2006
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics

Keywords: teachers, contest, science activities, experiments, fruit, dna, pigments, electricity


Iron Science Teacher:  Crayons (Webcast)
Running Time:
01:01:49
In this zany competition teachers will have ten minutes to create a science activity from a special secret ingredient. This week: crayons!

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Date: July 7, 2006
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics

Keywords: teachers, experiments, demos, triangles molecules, solvents, geometric shapes, geologic shapes, lip gloss, color mixing, contest


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Iron Science Teacher:  Iron (Webcast)
Running Time:
1:02:09
In this zany competition teachers have ten minutes to create a science activity from a special secret ingredient. This week: iron!

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: June 30, 2006
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics

Keywords: teachers, experiments, demos, iron, magnets, iron filings, iron in cereal, steel wool, making swords, heating metal, contest


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