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(Less than) 15 (grams)

In 1485, DaVinci had drawn a way for humans to mimic and fly like a bird in the ornithopter [see (14)85 entry in this blog].  Nanotechnology has taken that idea of animal mimicry in a new direction.   Less than 15 grams, the Nano Hummingbird which can flaps its wings can also hover and fly [...]

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92 (nanometers)

“What’s a nano?  Think small, very, very small, a billionth of a meter small. Comparing a nano to a meter is like comparing a marble to the Earth.” Health Building News .000000001 = 10-9 = 1.0 X 10-9 = 1/1,000,000,000 meter = 1 nanometer In this tiny world, nanometers measure atoms and molecules. For example, [...]

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Giant Steps in Nanotechnology

Looking over PEN (Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies) website, one immediately notices that in less than 5 years, some products have already become obsolete/archived and replaced with updated versions.  Thinking about possible applications of the discoveries in nanotechnology offer a wealth of possibilities.  A science fiction writing class could find the list very inspirational.  Here is [...]

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