Unbounding the Future: The Nanotechnology Revolution
A comprehensive, easy-to-understand handbook that explains what nanotechnology is and how it will revolutionize life in the future. The world's leading expert in the field, Drexler also examines the spectacular accomplishments that might result from a breakthrough: elimination of disease and pollution. 20 illustrations.
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Technology today doesn ' t permit thorough control of the structure of matter .
Molecular manufacturing will . Today ' s technologies have given us computers ,
spacecraft , indoor plumbing , and the other wonders of the modern age .
Designing proteins is difficult because of the way they are constructed . As Bill
DeGrado , a protein chemist at Du Pont , explains : “ A characteristic of proteins is
that their activities depend on their threedimensional structures . These activities
This is really the first real example of a designed protein structure , designed from
scratch , not by taking an already existing structure and tinkering with it . ”
Although scientists do the work , the work itself is really a form of engineering , as
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