Emerging technology and new developments for the tenth year of Science Week.

At the launch 'Tumble Circus' entertained the young audience with an introduction to quantum physics and the science of atoms.

The theme of the 2006 Science Week is 'The Science of the Future' with 380 events and workshops throughout Ireland.

What kind of technologies will these children enjoy when they're older?

RTÉ News chats to some young people about how they envisage the future. Suggestions include everything from robot teachers to triple decker buses. Minster for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Micheál Martin talks primary level students are enjoying science and this needs to be extended into second level education.

Space journalist Leo Enright talks about,

The extraordinary power of nano technology.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 8 November 2006. The reporter is Emma O'Kelly.