So, you’ve read some stuff about The Future Of Molecular Manufacturing, and you were impressed and fascinated with the prospect of molecular manufacturing providing us with any material needs cheaply and quickly…. but now you actually want to see some nanomachines in action?
Well, today’s your lucky day, because you can take a look at some nanomachines over at the nanoENGINEER-1 website.
These machines are not exactly as sophisticated as the nanobots you’ve probably read something about by now. You know… the ones that can clean up our environment by disassembling (or otherwise neutralising) chemical crap, and that can keep our bodies in perfect health until the end of time.
But they’re not just pretty pictures either. These machines have been simulated using the nanoENGINEER-1 simulation software, which is based on known physical laws.
This means that, if you’d have a bunch of atoms stuffed together as shown in the pictures, they would behave the same way in the real physical world as they do in the simulations shown.
A few days ago, these pictures were animated. Now they seem to be still pictures. Kind of a shame. But still cool to look at.