Nano Nano — ENCORE Think small to solve big problems. That, in a nutshell, is the promise of nanotechnology. In this barely visible world, batteries charge 100 times faster and drugs go straight to their targets in the body. Discover some of these nano breakthroughs and how what you can’t see can help you… …or hurt you? What if tiny machines turn out to be nothing but trouble? We’ll look at the health and safety risks of nanotech. Plus, scaling up in science fiction: why a Godzilla-sized insect is fun, but just doesn’t fly.
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December 1 2006 - A look at the first environmental regulations on consumer nanotechnology and a new understanding of the benefits of dry red wines.
From sciencemag.org: Chocolate shakes with nano-silica. Low-fat, full-flavored mayonnaise. What are the benefits and risks of using nanotechnology in food? The Science podcast examines the issue.
Guest Dr. Aaron Baggish from Massachusetts General Hospital will tell us how exercise can help reshape our body’s most important muscle … our heart. We will also learn about new nanotechnology that may be used to create new (and better) audio speakers.