Nano the Car

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  1. stubeeef macrumors 68030

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    Nanolink

    Soon they will replace 3rd world workers, 1st and 2nd world too! Pretty cool stuff I must admit.

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  2. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    Dude, nobody is ever going to need trucks to carry INDIVIDUAL ATOMS :eek:
     
  3. stubeeef thread starter macrumors 68030

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    a few trillion trucks here, a few trillion robots there, soon it adds up. Quantity and Quality (well maybe).
     
  4. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    I object! Every one of your cells has little pumps that act as vehicles to remove individual atoms. You'd be dead without them :). This kind of technique could lead to something fantastic for people with diseases like cystic fibrosis. Could also apply to circuvent acquired drug resistance in some cancers.

    If only they could paint a little red cross on the side of them.....;)
     
  5. Demon Hunter macrumors 68020

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    I don't get it. Are they kidding or is this actually practical, somehow?
     
  6. Whyren macrumors 6502a

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    It's good to see that such important scientific endeavours are being explored through months of intense research and experimentation.

    I realize that there is potential use for this, but there are more realistic and manageable things that time/money could be spent on.
     
  7. Don't panic macrumors 603

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    too true, too true.
    and to think that not too many years ago self-proclaimed scientists were wasting time and resources observing molds, generating cute tiny light beams, playing with little solid semiconductor devices and other impractical time-wasters
     
  8. Whyren macrumors 6502a

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    Point taken. Research is always such a minefield of monetary use vs results/PR...take too long to release something, people complain for holding back helpful technologies; release it quicker with less testing, people get sick/hurt/other and sue, costing money, further hindering future research. I don't mean to say that this is impractical as it could have quite a variety of uses...it's just a bit out and up from where much research today stands meaning there's a higher likelihood of great success/complete failure in it.

    ...I'm not entirely sure that last sentence made any sense...
     
  9. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Wake me up when Toyota starts making them reliable and more efficient.
     
  10. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    How are you going to DRIVE it inside a person? I think a control system is bigger than a few atoms.
     
  11. Raid macrumors 68020

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    Hmm if they build Nano trucks in mass quantities I might have to invest in the first ever Nano fuel station. :D
     
  12. mpw Guest

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    My first thought?

    80,000 really confused people in a football stadium who each paid $20 to watch my "nano Monster-truck" show! :D
     
  13. leftbanke7 macrumors 6502a

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    [dumb hick voice]"Umm, Betty Sue, I thought we's gonna come here and watch da Grave Digger smash some cars, not deez little critters?"[/dumb hick voice]
     
  14. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    This is really cool, but what are they planning on using for propulsion?
     

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