Diego Basset tells about nanotechnology as a world of new opportunities, and also about the societal expectations and responsibilities coming with it.
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Diego Basset About Nanotechnology Opportunities
Responsible Research and Innovation: aligning R&I with European society
Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) is the European Union's inclusive approach to ensure that societal actors work together during the whole research and innovation process.
Nanotechnology at NASA
This video highlights nanotechnology R&D at NASA and its many potential applications for space exploration. The video stresses collaboration as key to the success of applied nanotechnology.
Nano, the Next Dimension (Nanotechnology BBC Documentary)
Super Hydrophobic Surface and Magnetic Liquid - The Slow Mo Guys
Gav and Dan are in the GE lab using nanotechnology to show you cool liquid physics at 2500fps.
The first experiment shows a superhydrophobic surface that GE has been working on. Surfaces like this can be useful in aviation and wind power to reduce ice build-up or for self-cleaning applications. The surface traps a layer of air using its nanoscopic structure, which prevents water from sticking.
The second experiment also demonstrates how the nanoscale differs from the macroscale, this time with iron filings. Iron filings at the macroscale can be easily distinguished from the liquid they are in. When reduced to the nanoscale, magnetic nanoparticles can behave like a liquid magnet. Gav and Dan demonstrate this by showing magnetic liquid flowing upwards against gravity towards a magnet.