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October 4, 2002
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Pictures of microbes and the machines that may one day fight them...
posted by Fabulon7 (7 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
I really like the Pathogen Rustler
posted by Fabulon7 at 7:31 AM on October 4, 2002


I like Tiny Tech and I'll probably need the lung cleaners pretty soon.
posted by ginz at 8:39 AM on October 4, 2002


These are fantastic creations. They make me think of our relationship to the future... how today we look back and wonder if someone could have conceived of space travel or even flight two hundred years ago. I wonder if nanotechnology is that future from which we'll look back and say, 'how did they live without it?'
posted by mert at 8:40 AM on October 4, 2002


Also on this site:amazing tales. Interesting stories here. Thanks for the link Fabulon7 .
posted by ginz at 8:46 AM on October 4, 2002


timber!

I love this post.
posted by ginz at 10:45 AM on October 4, 2002


too much bacon and cheese....
posted by Fabulon7 at 10:51 AM on October 4, 2002


Disappointingly these are fiction. Herewith a real nano machine

The gear teeth of this tiny microengine are about the size of red blood cells; it is powered using electrostatic forces. Because the microengine has virtually no inertia, we have been able to run them at speeds over 1/2 of a million revolutions per minute (RPM).
posted by marvin at 4:06 PM on October 4, 2002


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