Thursday, March 13, 2008

Chemical brain controls nanobots

A tiny chemical "brain" which could one day act as a remote control for swarms of nano-machines has been invented.

The molecular device - just two billionths of a metre across - was able to control eight of the microscopic machines simultaneously in a test.

In high school I became intensely interested in cryonic suspension, which led to a fascination with nanotechnology and its potential for repairing damaged tissue. If I'd read this article in 1992, I probably would have been overjoyed.

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