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Re: Early Nano Factories Sorry for the delayed response... There are several different dimensions of what can be built. One is the materials used. One is the complexity of the product.
Chris Phoenix
May 18, 2010
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Early Nano Factories The first nanofactories and industrial assembler systems will likely be special purpose units that require special inputs of chemical fuel and prefahricated
Erin Casson
Apr 20, 2010
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Re: Nanotech, Replicator Society and Money Eric: You raise some interesting sociological questions which would take a short book to answer. Legions of philosophers along with the founders of the US
tom@...
Jan 31, 2010
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Nanotech, Replicator Society and Money An interesting thread of discussion that has been dealt with on other forums over years has to do with the use of currency in a nanotech-enabled world. If we
Erin Casson
Jan 30, 2010
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Nanotech and Domed Cities I'm an advocate for covering cities with domes made from tough, light, transparent materials, in order to have year-round comfortable controlled temperatures
Erin Casson
Jan 30, 2010
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Buckytube Diamondoid Tents and the "Universal" Constructor The INCA system, Inter-Nodal-Connector-Architecture, essentially allows the fabrication of spherical, dome shaped and other geometric structures, from the
Erin Casson
Jan 27, 2010
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Re: Answering Nanotech Skeptics Depends what you want to assemble. For large-scale manufactured engineered products, I suspect that "dry" materials will be easier to build high-performance
Chris Phoenix
Jan 26, 2010
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Synthetic Biology and MNT I've been following the work of Craig Venter and others for some time now, those developing synthetic DNA, synthetic cells, and reengineering bacteria and
Erin Casson
Jan 26, 2010
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Re: Answering Nanotech Skeptics Thank you, Chris, that is a very good method. In regards to bootstrapping, if you were to label one as "easier" and one as more difficult, would you say
Erin Casson
Jan 26, 2010
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Re: Answering Nanotech Skeptics Sounds like you're already bringing up good pieces of evidence. Some people simply don't want to believe that a new thing is possible. I think it's more a
Chris Phoenix
Jan 26, 2010
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Answering Nanotech Skeptics What surprises me is that even today there are still those who deny that mechanosynthesis is possible, even though there are abundant proofs of this from
Erin Casson
Jan 13, 2010
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Re: Nanotech, Cutlery, Armor. This is a very good point, Chris, thank you. In general I do try to stay as conservative as possible on these matters, sticking to what is known, such as the
Erin Casson
Dec 17, 2009
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Re: Nanotech, Cutlery, Armor. Erin... I'm not aware of any work on using electrical fields this way. A lot of science fiction uses common-sounding science terms, like "electrical field,"
Chris Phoenix
Dec 17, 2009
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Nanotech, Cutlery, Armor. Here is another possibility. In Larry Niven's science fiction books there is an ancient alien race that made what he calls a "Variable Sword". This is a
Erin Casson
Dec 17, 2009
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Re: Knives and Nanotechnology Very interesting points, Chris, thank you. Regarding surfaces and cleaning/corrosion resistance, I wonder if this would work for early nanotech: We already
Erin Casson
Dec 16, 2009
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Re: Knives and Nanotechnology To me, this seems like a strange question. It seems obvious that nanotech will be able to improve knives quite a lot. Beyond that, you have to get into
Chris Phoenix
Dec 16, 2009
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Knives and Nanotechnology I would like you all to give your views on how nanotechnology can be used to improve cutlery and knives. Obviously one place would be diamondoid blades that
Erin Casson
Dec 16, 2009
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Re: Answering a Skeptic Thank you, Chris, I appreciate your comments and suggestions! I'm considering writing a short and very basic book on molecular nanotechnology, more like a
Erin Casson
Dec 15, 2009
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Re: Answering a Skeptic I like your writing. You've boiled down the various ideas into really simple straightforward phrasing. A couple of suggestions: Some might argue that stars are
Chris Phoenix
Dec 15, 2009
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Re: Answering a Skeptic Good points, Chris. Yes, the original discussion had to do with a "General Purpose Nano Factory". I assume based on various designs that a more limited
Erin Casson
Dec 12, 2009
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Re: Answering a Skeptic These are good questions. First, the proposals do require supplying the needed chemical elements - no atom smashing. Plastic and food and plants have mostly
Chris Phoenix
Dec 12, 2009
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Answering a Skeptic How would you all answer this skeptic on nanotechnology?> "Thanks for your article. I haven't read too much on the subject, but one of the obstacles I see to
solidstatefusion
Dec 12, 2009
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Nanotech Skeptic: How Do You Answer This? Hello all. I described the nanofactory concept to someone and they responded with the following statements. I would like you all to examine this and pick apart
solidstatefusion
Dec 12, 2009
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Ph.D. / Master of Arts thro' open University Dear Sirs, If I denied admission with any of the universities in India, On the ground that I did Open University Masters, and is not recognized I wish to
ramacchandran_r
May 25, 2009
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Cloaking and brain reading(and controlling?) technology, and Nano-wo For a few years now, just the fact that CRN folks have ignored history of like the Greeks with the Spartans, Persians, and then the Romans; and then, the
okerdavid
May 11, 2009
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Just what are the risks from nanomaterials? Readers of this group might be interested in a recent themed issue of Science for Environment Policy focusing on Nanomaterials
emma.weitkamp
May 11, 2009
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Ph.D Dear Sirs, I have completed my thesis on Vedas- A New Critical Analysis with special reference to Human body and Health" The university is taking a long time
r041051 iyer
Apr 15, 2009
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Bootstrap Process Concerning the use of fabricators to assemble progressively larger machines: Won't these machines require at least some parts of progressively larger size? As
abgrund666
Feb 21, 2009
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lightning When two clouds dashes each other it creates electricity in full which is equal to millions of units of power with high speed, that has the power to destroy
r041051 iyer
Dec 27, 2008
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New equipment for detecting Cancer Dear Sirs, One Mr.Ganapathy has proved that he can measure atmosphere change in the world and detect vibrations created by  the planets. The cancer is due to
r041051 iyer
Dec 26, 2008
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