Nanotechnology: Use and misuse

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Presenter: Harry Kroto

Published: November 2009

Age: 14-19 and upwards

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Type: Lectures

Source/institution: Nature Video

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Sir Harry Kroto won the Nobel Prize for discovering the soccer-ball-shaped fullerenes, strangely-structured carbon molecules also known as buckyballs. These molecules led to the development of carbon nanotubes and the burgeoning field of nanoscience. But young chemists Stephanie Benight and Maher El-Kady want to know how we can use buckyballs in the future, and whether we should be worried by some aspects of these new nano-scale technologies.n