Instability in the Middle East and North Africa has fueled a boom in looted antiquities. New efforts to stem the tide include monitoring archaeological sites from space. The fight to preserve the world's cultural heritage sites.
Scientists are now able to manipulate matter at a molecular level and are working to create tiny mechanisms that have the potential to bring about the next technological revolution. A panel talks about the technology and how it could transform a range of scientific fields.
- James Ellenbogan principal scientist, nanosystems group, Mitre Corporation
- Ellen Williams physics professor at University of Maryland
- Don Eigler IBM Almaden Research Center
- Carlo Montemagno professor of bioengineering at Cornell University
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