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whatisnano.org website

The NISE Network has created a website for public audiences featuring links to videos, audio material, podcasts, games, DIY activities, and NanoDays information for the public. The site also features information about the Nano mini-exhibition including audio description files in both English and Spanish. The Spanish version of the website includes links to Spanish language resources when available.

SmallTalk Podcasts

SmallTalk is a podcast series chatting about nanotechnology with leading scientists, thinkers, artists, writers, and visionaries, and look at quirky nanoscience stories in the news. Dr. Stephanie Chasteen, of the Exploratorium’s Teacher Institute, hosted this series in 2007.

Podcase Episodes:

• Nature’s Playing Field: Nanotechnology and Medicine Dr. Tejal Desai, UCSF and Dr. Thomas Murray, Hastings Center Running Time: 00:30:48

• Nanotechnology’s Role in Making Cheap Solar Power Dr. Jeff Grossman, UCB and Patrick Lin, Nanoethics Group Running Time: 00:26:04

Small Matters: the audio series that sweats the little things

Small Matters is an audio series that tells stories about the little things in life: chemistry. It’s an invisible world of crackling power and fundamental stability that lies deep within and all around us. Join us as we zoom in on what holds it all together — and sometimes blows it apart.

Nano-Warriors: Pitting Chemistry Against Cancer story: Ari Daniel interviews chemist Shanta Dhar about her passion for chemistry and using nano particles to find a cure for cancer (5:30 minutes)

Nano mini-exhibition Audio Description

The audio description (AD) that accompanies the Nano exhibition was developed to increase access for visitors with low or no vision. It may also be able to support visitors with learning disabilities, and others for whom reading is challenging. The overall approach for this process is described as follows: Goals: • Make the experience accessible for visitors with low vision, and for blind visitors with a sighted companion (following American Council for the Blind’s definition of an audio description as an assistive technology)

Tiny Tech Radio Series

Step into the world of nanotechnology with Tiny Tech. Tiny Tech is a series of short radio episodes focusing on the science and engineering of the very small. Each episode presents an aspect of nanoscale objects, ranging from the effects of size on chemical and physical properties to new technological applications in fields as diverse as electronic devices and medicine.

Trips to the NanoFrontier

The Woodrow Wilson Center's Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies (PEN) created a 6 episode podcast series focused on exciting research and applications in nanotechnology. The podcasts are hosted by Washington DC science reporter Karen Schmidt and cover topics including, nanomedicine, energy, clean water, and synthetic biology. You can stream or download all 6 episodes from the PEN media website.

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