Nano in the Teen Years

I recently participated in a nanotechnology panel discussion on November 21 sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Chemical Society, and the Georgetown University Program on Science in the Public Interest. pressed into service somewhat at the last minute as a replacement, all I knew was that NPR journalist David Kestenbaum was going to conduct a roundtable on the subject with “no notes, no powerpoint.” Turned out to be a lot of fun.

The video is lengthy. My main contributions come at

3:06 Asked to name one of my “favorite” applications of nano. Listen to the first few minutes for the context.

9:27 One of my real favorite nano applications, the gold nanoshell


26:40 Use of carbonĀ  nanofibers in tennis rackets

37:09 How government agencies are approaching regulation

54:20 the finer points of nano risk research

1:07:41 Know NIOSH, love NIOSH

Nanotechnology in the 2010′s: The Teen Years from Science in the Public Interest on Vimeo.

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