Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > Nanoyou: An introduction to the strange new world of Nanoscience, narrated by Stephen Fry

Abstract:
How tiny is 'Tiny'? Well it's nano, and nano is everywhere. It gives butterflies their colour and geckos their sticky feet; it can make water-proof plants and honey-proof spoons; help us cure diseases and help stop climate change. Nano can even let us hear atoms "sing", and maybe one day connect our brains to the internet. You can learn more by watching a newly completed short film funded by the EC and the Department's Nanoscience Centre. The film entitled Nanoyou gives an introduction to the strange world of Nanoscience and is narrated by Stephen Fry.

Nanoyou: An introduction to the strange new world of Nanoscience, narrated by Stephen Fry

UK | Posted on May 6th, 2010

The Nanoscience Centre is a partner in a EU funded project called Nanoyou; an educational portal which provides online resources for teachers, young people and those interested in an introduction to nanoscience. Other partners are from a range of countries and educational and societal areas which include the European Schoolnet in Brussels and the Barcelona Science Park. The Nanoyou website is packed with other nano resources, including a virtual nanotechnology lab, hands-on activities for the classroom and games.

View at www.nanoscience.cam.ac.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=138&Itemid=0

The video was showcased at the end of January to a group of teachers from across Europe and from which it received amazing reviews. UK teachers who have seen it have described it as "absolutely great - stunning images, well-presented" and "captivating" by one 'A'-Level teacher who used it with her class. Another wrote especially to congratulate the Centre saying "found this today and showed it to my year 11 GCSE chemistry class. FABULOUS video, thanks so much, a squillion times better than the majority of "made for school science" videos which are so often awfully dull. Wonderful stuff and lovely Stephen Fry to boot".

This film is non-commercial and funded by the EC for the NANOYOU project - nanoyou.eu - an education portal about all things nano.

This film was produced by Tom Mustill for the NANOYOU Project as a resource for young people, teachers and anyone interested to get a quick introduction to Nanoscience. Please feel free to download, embed it and pass it on!

The film was mainly shot at and with the assistance of the Nanoscience Centre at the University of Cambridge and features researchers involved in exploring the world of Nano.

Nanomedicine and Red Blood Cell graphic courtesy: Professor Constantinos Mavroidis, 'BionanoRobotics Laboratory', Northeastern University, Boston, MA, bionano.neu.edu

Robot on Dime footage courtesy: Chytra Pawashe, NanoRobotics Laboratory, Carnegie Mellon University

Tree of Life Animation courtesy: wellcometreeoflife.org

Human medicine animations courtesy: wehi.edu.au

Car production line footage courtesy: Ford Motor Company

####

For more information, please click here

Copyright © University of Cambridge

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

New metamaterial-enhanced MRI technique tested on humans May 26th, 2017

Controlling 3-D behavior of biological cells using laser holographic techniques May 26th, 2017

Unveiling the quantum necklace: Researchers simulate quantum necklace-like structures in superfluids May 26th, 2017

Nanometrics Announces Retirement Plans of CEO Timothy Stultz: Dr. Stultz to Continue as Director May 25th, 2017

Videos/Movies

Controlling 3-D behavior of biological cells using laser holographic techniques May 26th, 2017

Academic/Education

MIT Energy Initiative awards 10 seed fund grants for early-stage energy research May 4th, 2017

Bar-Ilan University to set up quantum research center May 1st, 2017

California Research Alliance by BASF establishes more than 25 research projects in three years April 26th, 2017

SUNY Polytechnic Institute Announces Total of 172 Teams Selected to Compete in Solar in Your Community Challenge: Teams from 40 states, plus Washington, DC, 2 Territories, and 4 American Indian Reservations, Will Deploy Solar in Underserved Communities April 20th, 2017

Announcements

New metamaterial-enhanced MRI technique tested on humans May 26th, 2017

Controlling 3-D behavior of biological cells using laser holographic techniques May 26th, 2017

Unveiling the quantum necklace: Researchers simulate quantum necklace-like structures in superfluids May 26th, 2017

Nanometrics Announces Retirement Plans of CEO Timothy Stultz: Dr. Stultz to Continue as Director May 25th, 2017

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project