Thursday, January 27, 2011

Teachable Moments: Making Stuff Smaller

Testing a microbot
How small can we go? Could we one day have robots taking "fantastic voyages" in our bodies to kill rogue cells? The triumphs of tiny are seen all around us in the Information Age: transistors, microchips, laptops, cell phones. In Making Stuff: Smaller, host David Pogue examines the latest in high-powered nano-circuits and micro-robots that may one day hold the key to saving lives. 

Do: the Smaller activity Making Microbot Models beginning on page 10 of the Making Stuff Activity Guide (available for free download).
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