Nanotechnology covers a wide range of topics—from visionary proposals of atomically precise manufacturing a few decades from now to materials available now that have unique and useful properties because their structures are controlled in at least one dimension to a precision of at least 100 nm. Clearly presenting such a diverse group of topics in a brief video is a challenging assignment. A hat tip to Gina Miller for passing along this very commendable video of just over 17 minutes “NANOYOU – Narrated by Stephen Fry“. The film was produced “as a resource for young people, teachers and anyone interested to get a quick introduction to Nanoscience.” It was funded by the European Commission for the NANOYOU project, “an education portal about all things nano”. Well worth exploring, and a great resource to recommend to others who want a quick and painless introduction to nanotechnology.
—James Lewis, PhD