Engines of creation
Focusing on the breakthrough field of molecular engineering--a new technology enabling scientists to build tiny machines atom by atom--the author offers projections on how this technological revolution will affect the future of computer science, space tra
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Just as ordinary tools can build ordinary machines from parts, so molecular tools
will bond molecules together to make tiny gears, motors, levers, and casings, and
assemble them to make complex machines. Parts containing only a few atoms ...
Yet chemists nonetheless coax reacting molecules to form regular structures
such as cubic and dodecahedral molecules, and to form unlikely-seeming
structures such as molecular rings with highly strained bonds. Molecular
machines will ...
The case for disassemblers rests on the ability of enzymes and chemical
reactions to break bonds, and of machines to control the process. Enzymes, acids
, oxidizers, alkali metals, ions, and reactive groups of atoms called free radicals
— all ...
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Engines of Creation is a very good book to help the nonscientist get a grasp on the complexities of nano technology where we are and where we could go with it. While it breaks the information down to ... Read full review
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This is one of my favorite science non-fiction books ever. If you've enjoyed any of the nanotechnology in science fiction in the last few decades, it was probably informed in some way by Drexler's ... Read full review
Engines of Construction
The Principles of Change
Predicting and Projecting
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