Introduction to Nanotech

New Scientist had this kewl little article.

If 1 nanometre was roughly the width of a pinhead, then 1 metre on this scale would stretch the entire distance from Washington, DC to Atlanta – around 1000 kilometres. But a pinhead is actually one million nanometres wide. Most atoms are 0.1 to 0.2 nm wide, strands of DNA around 2 nm wide, red blood cells are around 7000 nm in diameter, while human hairs are typically 80,000 nm across.

Nano tech is so the next big thing.

Sign me up for some of these self replicating dynamos.

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~ by jamie andrei on December 2, 2008.

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