March 9, 2008
Nanosciences and nanotechnologies represent a formidable challenge
for the research community and industry.
World-class infrastructure, new fundamental knowledge, novel
equipment for characterization and manufacturing, multi-disciplinary
education and training for innovative and creative engineering, and
a responsible attitude to societal demands are required.
This documentary film, made available by the European Commission,
provides a glimpse of some of the many activities that are being
carried out in Europe in these fast-grozing fields of research and
The Strange New World of Nanoscience
February 15, 2010
Where and what is nano? How will it shape our future?
the study of phenomena and manipulation of materials at the
nanoscale, where properties differ significantly from those at a
larger scale. The strange world of Nanoscience - it can take you
into atoms and beyond the stars.
The nanoscale ranges from 100 nanometers down to the atomic level,
where a nanometer is a millionth part of a millimeter.
Manipulating shape and size at nanometer scale, nanotechnologists
are producing a wide variety of applications that take profit of the
properties that this scale offers. Nowadays, thousands of
researchers around the world are investigating the new contributions
that NT can bring us by designing, characterizing and producing new
structures, devices and systems.
This film was produced and directed by Tom Mustill for the NANOYOU
Project (nanoyou.eu) as a resource for young people, teachers and
anyone interested to get a quick introduction to Nanoscience.
It is mainly shot at and with the assistance of the Nanoscience
Centre at the University of Cambridge and features researchers
involved in exploring the world of Nano.