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Little Big Science

Nanotechnology is all the rage. But will it meet its ambitious goals?And what the heck is it?

By Gary Stix
Machine-Phase Nanotechnology
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Machine-Phase Nanotechnology

A molecular nanotechnology pioneer predicts that the tiniest robots will revolutionize manufacturing and transform society

By K. Eric Drexler

The Art of Building Small

RESEARCHERS ARE DISCOVERING CHEAP, EFFICIENT WAYS TO MAKE STRUCTURES ONLY A FEW BILLIONTHS OF A METER ACROSS

By George M. Whitesides and J. Christopher Love

Plenty of Room, Indeed

There is plenty of room for practical innovation at the nanoscale. But first, scientists have to understand the unique physics that governs matter there

By Michael Roukes

The Incredible Shrinking Circuit

RESEARCHERS HAVE BUILT NANOTRANSISTORS AND NANOWIRES. NOW THEY JUST NEED TO FIND A WAY TO PUT THEM ALL TOGETHER

By Charles M. Lieber

Less is more in Medicine

SOPHISTICATED FORMS OF NANOTECHNOLOGY WILL FIND SOME OF THEIR FIRST REAL-WORLD APPLICATIONS IN BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH, DISEASE DIAGNOSIS AND, POSSIBLY, THERAPY

By A. Paul Alivisatos

Of Chemistry, Love and Nanobots

How soon will we see the nanometer-scale robots envisaged by K. Eric Drexlerand other molecular nanotechologists? The simple answer is never

By Richard E. Smalley

Nanobot Construction Crews

Nanotechnology visionaries find out how difficult it is to develop minuscule robots that can treat diseases or perform pollution-free manufacturing

By Steven Ashley

Shamans of Small

Like interstellar travel, time machines and cyberspace, nanotechnology has become one of the core plot devices on which science-fiction writers draw

By Graham P. Collins

Departments

  • Surveillance by Design

  • The Once and Future Nanomachine

  • Letters

    Letters

  • Erratum

  • Advances

    Eye Spy

  • Into the Jaguar's Den

  • SNO Nus Is Good News

  • Triggering a Snowball

  • Built for Speed

  • You Forgot to Remember

  • Moons over Saturn

  • Peace in the Nonobese

  • More Than Shade

  • Infectious Selection

  • Recommended

    Bloated, Whiny and Self-Important

  • Skeptic

    Nano Nonsense and Cryonics

  • Anti Gravity

    Enter the Dragon Exhibit

  • 50, 100 & 150 Years Ago

    50, 100 and 150 Years Ago

  • Perspectives

    Megabucks for Nanotech

  • In Brief

    Data Points, September 2001

  • Brief Bits, September 2001

  • Puzzling Adventures

    Square Dancing

  • Voyages

    Seeing the Earth for Its Faults

  • Profile

    Young Cells in Old Brains

  • Science and the Citizen

    Cancer in the Crosshairs

  • By the Numbers

    Measuring Bad Behavior

  • Departments

    End Points

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