Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Nano-Brain

Scientists have developed a "nano-brain," which has been proven to act as a sort-of "remote control" for others.

The machine, made from 17 molecules of the chemical, duroquinone, is known as a "logic device. One molecule sets in the center of the surrounding 16 and when its control state is changed, it changes that of the others. It is basically a kind of "brain" that tells the surrounding molecules what to do.

A complicated matter, nanotechnology has been slowly developing for years. Nanotechnology stands to change the face of medicine as we know it, but it can be rather confusing, so I am not going to try and explain it anymore than I have; more - and more complete - information can be found in this BBC article.

© C Harris Lynn, 2008

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