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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They saw that fossil bones and shells differed from layer to layer. They saw that
shells in layers here matched shells in layers there, though the layers might lie
deep beneath the land between. They named layers (A,B,C,D . . . , or Osagian, ...
A channel a few atoms wide can hold a molecular rod which, like those in the
mechanical computer mentioned in Chapter 1 , will be pushed and pulled to
transmit signals. All the arms will work together to build a broad, solid structure
layer by ...
It then checks the results whenever needed to correct its calculations. The end of
this thumb-sized object holds a sphere built in many concentric layers. Fine wires
carry power and signals through the layers; these let the nanocomputer in the ...
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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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