Richard Feynman lecture on Nanotechnology: Tiny Machines

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Tiny Machines is the defining lecture on designing and engineering at the molecular scale. In this 80 min lecture - presented in October 25, 1984 - Richard Feynman describes computer chips, tiny tools, sound waves, and the known laws of physics. He teaches us about the science behind nanotechnology and how tiny machines and tools can be constructed atom-by-atom. Dr. Feynman enthusiastically illustrates the relationship art and science and tiny machines. This classic teaching of technology will amuse, entertain and inform. In 1959 Dr. Feynman addressed the American Physical Society with his classic talk "There's Plenty of Room at the Botttom". This historic lecture set the stage for the science we now know as nanotechnology. Twenty five years later, in 1984 he presented that lecture again as TINY MACHINES.

Richard Feynman originated the idea of nanotechnology, or molecular machines, in the early 1960s. Here he explains the idea to a general audience, and illustrates it using slides and diagrams. The talk is amusing, entertaining, informative and a classic in the history of technology. One of the greatest physicists of the twentieth century, this man located the problem with the Space Shuttle Challenger during the hearings. On this tape he talks about the tiniest tools and the fascinating way they work. Tom Van Sant's eye art piece is discussed and pictured in the video.

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Richard Feynman lecture on Nanotechnology: Tiny Machines
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