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        Nanowires and the Ever-Shrinking Microchip

        In this video excerpt from NOVA’s "Making Stuff: Smaller", host and New York Times technology columnist David Pogue visits IBM to learn about nanowires. Pogue and IBM scientist Frances Ross make a model out of pizza ingredients to symbolize how nanowires could be used to shrink transistors and power even smaller, more powerful computers. In a related demonstration, students discover how challenging it is to work on this small nanoscale. Using a Styrofoam® block and pipe cleaners, they simulate working with millions of wires and transistors that are placed onto tiny chips to produce smaller, more powerful electronic devices.

        This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.

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