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Transcendent Man: The Life and Ideas of Ray Kurzweil

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Transcendent Man explores the theories of inventor, futurist, and best selling author Ray Kurzweil (The Singularity Is Near), who predicts that in the not-so-distant future, the science fiction behind The Terminator; Blade Runner; Total Recall; The Matrix; and I Robot will become science fact. The film follows Kurzweil as he journeys the world sharing his mind-bending vision of a future in which we merge with our computers.
DVD
2011
Clemons (Stacks)
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Talking Nano

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"Provides a basic Nano 101 introduction to nanotechnology, potential applications, implications, and impacts. Designed for classroom, informal, and professional development use." -- NISE website.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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A Vision of Space

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NASA administrator Daniel S. Goldin talks about what is happening in the technology and what NASA is doing. NASA is working in 4 areas: (1) human spaceflight, (2) developing more powerful telescopes to do such things as image planets, (3)working biomimetics to find ways to conserve energy, and (4) participating in the technical revolution in such fields as computer software and combining biology and information technology into nanotechnology.
VHS
2000
Ivy (By Request)
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Tracking Dust From Around the World [electronic resource]

Each year, 50 million metric tons of African dust makes its way to the U.S. There's not much known about its impact on humans, plants and animals. Now scientists have developed a device that can fly through dust and provide answers.
Online
2014
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Nanoflowers Grow in Tiny Garden [electronic resource]

The old saying is that April showers bring May flowers. But take a look at how scientists have grown flowers that don't need rain - but which require a microscope to see them.
Online
2014
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TEDTalks [electronic resource]: George Whitesides - a Lab the Size of a Postage Stamp

Over the course of his remarkable career in chemistry, George Whitesides has been a pioneer in microfabrication and nanoscale self-assembly. Now, he's creating a diagnostic lab-on-a-chip because standard lab tests for disease diagnosis can be too expensive and impractical for the regions most in need of them. In this TEDTalk, Whitesides poses a question - "What is the cheapest possible stuff that you could make a diagnostic system out of, and get useful information?" - and suggests an answer: his program Diagnostics for All, an initiative to manufacture simple yet powerful medical diagnostic tools for as close to zero cost as possible.
Online
2012; 2010
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Breaking the Wall of Traditional Electronics [electronic resource]: How Embracing Disorder in Nanotechnology May Lead to Quantum Machines

While many today are barely keeping up with all the latest digital marvels, others are focused on finding ways to reinvent computing altogether - such as through recent efforts to engineer "quantum machines." The quantum mechanical nature of matter at the atomic scale may not only allow us to build information technologies with unprecedented levels of computational power, but may also lead us to discover and develop new ways of embracing the defects and disorder that nature has made common at the nanoscale. David Awschalom - an award-winning, experimental physicist in semiconductor spintronics at the University of California, Santa Barbara - is working with his team to make quantum machines a reality, by mobilizing atomic-scale defects in diamonds and diamond-like materials to store [...]
Online
2012
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Future Technology [electronic resource]

This film looks at how nanotechnology is changing our lives. From the virtual reality of the latest computer games, to new safety features for the cars we drive, and yes, even our holiday celebrations: nanotechnology has worked its way into our daily lives?
Online
2007
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Making Stuff Smaller [electronic resource]

How small can we go? Could we one day have robots taking "fantastic voyages" in our bodies to kill rogue cells? The triumphs of tiny are seen all around us in the Information Age: transistors, microchips, laptops, cell phones. Now, David Pogue takes NOVA viewers to an even smaller world in Making Stuff Smaller, examining the latest in high-powered nano-circuits and micro-robots that may one day hold the key to saving lives and creating materials from the ground up, atom by atom. Pogue explores the star materials of small applications, including silicon, the stuff of computer chips, and carbon, the element now being manipulated at the atomic level to produce future technology. Smaller and more portable stuff has already revolutionized the way we live. The nanotechnology to come could [...]
Online
2011