If you've got a few minutes to kill, check out the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry's podcast on nanotechnology. Anders Liljeholm from OMSI (a NISE Net programs team member who does a mean Evil Nanoscientist) answers questions like, "what is it?" "what can nanotechnology be used for?" and "what are scientists doing to make sure that nanotechnologies are safe?"
My favorite two lines?
- "...cooler in terms of temperature, as well as awesomeness." (regarding the kinds of computers nanotechnology may enable)
- "I don't think it's likely that all of the earth will be destroyed."
I also enjoyed the jazzy music.
You can find OMSI's archive of podcasts here.