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Incredible Edible Microchips! - How Science Changed Our World - BBC One
Prof. Robert Winston visits the London Centre for Nanotechnology where they can manufacture electronic components smaller than a virus! They have even created completely edible microchips, the use for which is demonstrated in this clip.

The next generation of HIV monitors
Dr Rachel McKendry from the London Centre for Nanotechnology is heading a world-leading consortium of scientists, who are engineering the next generation of HIV monitoring devices. These new types of devices will rapidly diagnose and monitor HIV in resource-limited environments such as district hospitals, GP surgeries and developing countries.

Professor Steve Bramwell on 'magnetricity'
The London Centre of Nanotechnology's Professor Steve Bramwell explains the discovery of 'magnetricity' - magnetic charges that behave and interact just like electric charges in some materials. The groundbreaking research could lead to a reassessment of current theories of magnetism as well as significant technological advances.

One to Watch
Professor Neal Skipper and Dr Chris Howard of the LCN discuss their research into developing commercially-viable methods to produce carbon nanotubes

Simon Gane of the LCN discusses SnapScope, a revolutionary device that makes medical instruments such as an optical endoscope, compatible with gadgets like the iPhone so that doctors can share data with medical professionals and patients.

SEE THE LIGHT: Why lasers are the future for the silicon chip
As silicon chips keep getting faster, the copper connections used to transmit electrical
signals between them are finding it hard to keep up. Optical signals are the obvious next step, but integrating them with silicon systems is difficult -- and we've spent so long learning how to work with silicon, we're reluctant to give it up.

Researchers in UCL's Electronic and Electrical Engineering Department and the
London Centre for Nanotechnology successfully produced "the Holy Grail of silicon photonics" - an efficient laser for telecommunications, grown on a silicon base. This could be a stepping stone to a single chip capable of electronic processing and photonic transmission.

Coffee with qubits
Dr Gavin Morley explains new experiments demonstrating fast control of quantum bits in silicon. 

London Centre for Nanotechnology Video for In-cosmetics tradeshow
The LCN is at the forefront of research for the benefit of every one. It is also heavily involved in biology including healthcare and cosmetology. This film is a teaser made for the In-cosmetics tradeshow showing how research at the LCN could benefit public health and wellfare.

The LCN and the Engineer
The Engineer paid a visit to the London Centre for Nanotechnology to uncover how tiny structures are making a big difference across a range of disciplines.
Source and copyright: The Engineer

Light-based CPUs could break the Terahertz barrier
The beauty of technology is that when you come to buy a new phone, laptop or camera, you can always bag a significantly better model for the same price you paid for the outdated hunk of junk you wish to dispose of. In this video, Jerome Evans visits the London Centre for Nanotechnology and discovers how nanotechnology makes this possible and what it might mean for the future of computing.

George's 1970 salt dissolving lecture
In this original footage from 1970 George shows that even then it was possible to dissolve salt in water and study the process on the nanoscale. 40 years on George junior (otherwise known as Jiri) is a PhD student studying the same process at the London Centre for Nanotechnology at University College London.

Quantum Computing
This video discusses some of the science demonstrated by the LCN ath the exhibit 'Schrödinger's cat in a silicon chip' that was part of the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2011.

3D imaging: nanotechnology and the quest for better medical sensors
Professor Ian Robinson (UCL London Centre for Nanotechnology)

The smaller the scales we want to look at, the bigger the tools we need to use, and with complex equipment of this magnitude, it is becoming more and more common for research groups to share central user facilities. Focusing on UCL's use of central user synchrotron radiation facilities (sub-atomic particle accelerators), this lecture highlights developments in the 3D imaging of nanomaterials in the ultimate quest for creating better medical sensors.

Diamond as a Gemstone, what a waste!
Professor Richard Jackman's Inaugural Lecture.

Scientific highlights - Plasmonics, Professor Stefan Maier
The London centre for nanotechnology 5th anniversary celebrations. Professor Stefan Maier from Imperial gives a talk on Plasmonics

TV Globo feature
TV Globo recorded a news feature on nanotechnological developments in medical research at the LCN, for broadcast in South America. Note: the audio track is in Portuguese.

Interview with Prof. Gabriel Aeppli and Dr Sandrine Heutz of the LCN

Prof. Angelos Michaelides on the Nature Podcast
LCN Researcher, Professor Angelos Michaelides, appears on the weekly Nature podcast discussing the "Cold Hard Facts" - a short feature on why ice is interesting and some of the things we still don't know about it!

Science Weekly podcast: The next generation supercomputer
LCN PhD student, Robert Thompson, appeared as an expert in the weekly science podcast for the Guardian. The podcast focused on what the next generation of supercomputers could be built with, from new materials to changing the fundamentals of how they process information, and Robert offered his insight on organic electronics.