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If you’ve been accepted into our Summer Institute, we suggest you listen to this short podcast, which tells you some things we think you should know about the program before you arrive. Dr. Jim Tour, a chemist at Rice University, builds the world’s smallest vehicles. He calls them “nanocars,” and he thinks these tiny vehicles might lead to nano-sized factories. We’ll also hear from University of Florida graduate student Diane Hickey, who will tell us some of the interesting reactions she’s run into when explaining nanotechnology. Join us as we speak with IBM Fellow Dr. Don Eigler, who first used a scanning tunneling microscope to demonstrate the ability to build structures at the atomic level by spelling “I-B-M” with individual atoms. Also, meet Tom Rockwell, Director of Public Exhibition at the Exploratorium, who describes, in an audio essay, how he imagines the land of the very small. Check out this amazing footage of how scientists drop detectors miles into the ice to search for elusive neutrinos. This full-length podcast gives you the full flavor of our Summer Institute. Our staff will tell you about our special month-long Institute, which offers a rich mix of hands-on activities based on Exploratorium exhibits, in-depth content discussions, classroom materials and activities, and machine shop experience. In this podcast, teacher participants tell you what they think about the Summer Institute and how it affected them. If you’re in a rush, this truncated version will give you information about our Summer Institute, but with less commentary from staff and participants than the full version. What's Christmas like at the South Pole? Also learn about the Race Around the World and the installation of the telescope's new receiver. Join us as we talk to scientists from the ANDRILL (ANtarctica DRILLing) project, who are currently on a geological drilling expedition in Antarctica. Tom Crawford and Jeff McMahon show us a day in the life of a South Pole scientist, then talk about what the telescope will be searching for: dark matter, galaxy clusters, and evidence of the universe expanding. Penguin researcher David Ainley joins us via telephone from his tent at Cape Royds, Antarctica. Dr. Ainley has been studying Adelie penguins for many seasons from his remote encampment.