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SmallTalk:  Nature’s Playing Field: Nanotechnology and Medicine (Podcast)
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00:30:48
Dr. Tejal Desai of UCSF talks about the intersection of nanotechnology and medicine, an area of research that has dramatic implications for the future. It could lead to artificially engineered tissues, or more effective drug delivery. It could also result in new kinds of health monitoring devices, as Dr. Thomas Murray, from the Hastings Center, explains.

Project: NISE: SmallTalk | Browse All

Date: May 22, 2007
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Sciences/Biology, Medicine

Keywords: biology, medicine, tissues, cell, nanotechnology, nano, dr. tejal desai, dr. thomas murray

Links: Dr. Tejal Desai
Dr. Thomas Murray

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Teacher Institute:  Welcome to the Teacher Institute Family! (Podcast)
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00:05:35
If you’ve been accepted into our Summer Institute, we suggest you listen to this short podcast, which tells you some things we think you should know about the program before you arrive.

Project: Teacher Institute Summer Institute | Browse All

Date: April 17, 2007
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: teacher, education, professional development, workshop


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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.

Project: NISE: SmallTalk | Browse All

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.

Project: NISE: SmallTalk | Browse All

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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Science from the Poles:  The Ice Cube Story (Clip)
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00:04:34
Check out this amazing footage of how scientists drop detectors miles into the ice to search for elusive neutrinos.

Project: Science from the Poles | Browse All

Date: January 6, 2007
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: ice cube, south pole, antarctica, mcmurdo station, neutrinos, telescope, drilling, ice

Links: Ice Cube Homepage

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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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Science from the Poles:  South Pole Telescope: Christmas Edition (Webcast)
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00:37:45
What's Christmas like at the South Pole? Also learn about the Race Around the World and the installation of the telescope's new receiver.

Project: Science from the Poles | Browse All

Date: December 29, 2006
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science

Keywords: south pole, telescope, antarctica, space, dark energy, mirrors, receiver, dish, reflector, camera

Links: South Pole Telescope Homepage

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Science from the Poles:  The ANDRILL Project (Webcast)
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00:38:53
Join us as we talk to scientists from the ANDRILL (ANtarctica DRILLing) project, who are currently on a geological drilling expedition in Antarctica.

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Date: December 15, 2006
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: geology, drilling, antarctica, ice, ice cores, climate change, sediment cores

Links: ANDRILL Homepage

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Science from the Poles:  South Pole Telescope: A Day in South Pole Life (Webcast)
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00:28:51
Tom Crawford and Jeff McMahon show us a day in the life of a South Pole scientist, then talk about what the telescope will be searching for: dark matter, galaxy clusters, and evidence of the universe expanding.

Project: Science from the Poles | Browse All

Date: December 9, 2006
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science

Keywords: south pole, telescope, antarctica, space, dark energy

Links: South Pole Telescope Homepage

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