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Grade Level: SrH-Adult
Producer: La Compagnie des Taxi-brousse
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 4x52 mins
Country of Origin: France
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2009
Available in French: Yes

A new world is coming into being. A scientific revolution is in full swing, a revolution that could profoundly change our future on a daily basis and in many areas. A revolution that is already allowing us to conceive of smaller, lighter, less expensive products; that promises more powerful computers and faster communication, not to mention more effective medical treatments, a cleaner environment, a more pleasant lifestyle.

Imagine a tennis racket stiff as steel, yet light as a feather. Or a window that can keep itself clean. Or our own body organs able to regenerate themselves.

This is the amazing universe of nanotechnology in action. Where technology uses tools and materials, nanotechnology uses atoms and molecules. Where technology looks cool and cutting-edge, nanotechnology is completely invisible to us.

Yet from computers to condoms, nanotechnology has already found its way into more than 250 everyday products. Manipulating the building blocks of our world has the potential to improve all of our lives, but at what risk?

We travel the world to meet the top scientists who are penetrating the secrets of nature and nanotechnology.

Produced -
  • In partnership with Eurovision Science and the European Commission, DG Research 
  • With the support of le Centre National de la Cinématographie, Angoa and Procirep and la région Languedoc-Roussillon