Imagining Life at another scale

If you were one-thousandth of the size that you are now, how would your perceptions of the world and interactions with the world be different?

How is the TV game show Wipeout like life at the nanoscale?

Nanotechnology: What is the big deal?


Understanding the nanoscale

What is the nanoscale?



How big is a nanometer?


How small is a nanometer?

http://www.cellsalive.com/howbig.htm Interactive comparison of relative sizes of biological things
http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/begin/cells/scale/ Interactive comparison of relative sizes
from coffee bean to carbon atom.
http://www.edinformatics.com/interactive_molecules/fullerene.htm Measure a nanotube
http://www.vendian.org/envelope/dir1/scaling_to_desktop.html Sizes and orders of magnitude
http://powersof10.com/ Web-based simulation of the ranges of scale in the natural world
http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/virtual/virtual.html Virtual Microscopy


Nanotechnology Concepts

http://www.mrsec.wisc.edu/Edetc/cineplex/MMSD/index.html Videos that explain nanotechnology concepts
http://mw.concord.org/modeler/ Self-assembly simulation activity




Applications of the nanoscale

http://nanopatentsandinnovations.blogspot.com/2011/03/10-awesome-ted-talks-for-space-junkies.html

http://www.nanoandme.org Interactive exploration of nanotechnology and its applications
http://qt.exploratorium.edu/podcasts/nise/NISE-SmallTalk-Consumer.mp3
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=112557420 How tiny nanoparticles are transforming technology [NPR story
A nanoscientist talks about nanoscience

Newsclip about nanotechnology - Nanotechnology can help provide clean water

Example of nanotechnology - Ferrofluid

Medical applications

Nanofabricators

Nanotechnology uses in cancer treatment

Rich Robinson: Nanoscientist
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/secretlife/scientists/rich-robinson/