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Ask a Scientist: Can Nanotechnology Be Used to Improve Current Household Products?

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Nano expert Karen Wooley from Texas A&M University discusses how nanotechnology can improve everyday life by enhancing current household products. Part of the “Ask a Scientist” series.

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Person speaking. Caption: between one and one hundred nanometers.
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Episode 1
1 minutes 10 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Person speaking and standing next to a poster board with "Control of matter at the nanoscale" surrounded by logos from different organizations. Caption: of matter at the atomic and molecular level.
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Episode 2
1 minutes 27 seconds
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Person speaking. Caption: So a nanometer would be ten to the minus nine meters.
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Episode 3
1 minutes 26 seconds
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Person speaking. Caption: and work on it to manage those risks.
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Episode 4
1 minutes 16 seconds
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Person speaking. Caption: We can apply an electric field or magnetic fields to them.
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Episode 5
1 minutes 39 seconds
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Person speaking. Caption: used for both doing diagnostics as well as theranostics.
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Episode 6
54 seconds
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Person speaking. Caption: Nanoparticles have been used in sunscreens
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Episode 7
1 minutes
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Person speaking. Caption: about nanobots replicating and taking over the world.
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Episode 8
1 minutes 16 seconds
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Person speaking in front of a background showing planets and space. Caption: And he detected a set of three planets around this star.
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Episode 9
1 minutes 59 seconds
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Episode 10
51 seconds
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