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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When you run a fingertip over the side of the smaller nanocomputer, it feels odd,
hard to describe. It is as if the surface were magnetic — it pulls on your fingertip if
you move close enough. But the result isn't a sharp click of contact, because the ...
2nm FIGURE 4: STM/AFM The scanning tunneling microscope (STM, on the left)
images surfaces well enough to show individual atoms, sensing surface contours
by monitoring the current jumping the gap between tip and surface. The atomic ...
It turns out that a detectable current flows when just two atoms are in tenuous
contact — fuzzy fringes barely overlapping — one on the surface and one on the
tip of the needle. By delicately maneuvering the needle around over the surface,
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More speculation on the implications of nanotechnology—the manufacture of objects from the atoms up—that is likely, say the authors, to profoundly alter within our lifetimes the course of modern ... Read full review
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Nanotechnology sounds like a fantasy straight out of Star Wars , but then 50 years ago so did many of the things that we take for granted today--space exploration, computer chips, organ transplants ... Read full review
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