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wrbones
04-19-03, 06:20 AM
Yeah, I re-titled it.


http://www.howstuffworks.com/nanotechnology.htm


I needed a change of pace, and this stuff is more important than you may think.

This Tech has generated revenues of one hundred million dollars a year and in ten years some projections estimate that figure at 1 trillion dollars per year. To use an analogy, The cotton gin has already been invented, so to speak, with this tech, people are trying to build railroads and steam engines.

Time to do yer research and see if you can make an investment somewhere. This will make the industrial and computer revolutions look like a hiccup in our society. Some larger companies are putting quite an investment into this tech.

In addition, the military uses are almost endless.




How Nanotechnology Will Work

by Kevin Bonsor



Introduction to How Nanotechnology Will Work
Building with Atoms
A New Industrial Revolution
Lots More Information!


In the early 20th century, Henry Ford built a car manufacturing plant on a 2,000-acre tract of land along the Rouge River in Michigan. Built to mass-produce automobiles more efficiently, the Rouge housed the equipment for developing each phase of a car, including blast furnaces, a steel mill and a glass plant. More than 90 miles of railroad track and conveyor belts kept Ford's car assembly line running. The Rouge model was lauded as the most efficient method of production at a time when bigger meant better.



Nanogears like these may replace current manufacturing processes.

The size of Ford's assembly plant would look strange to those born and raised in the 21st century. In the next 50 years, machines will get increasingly smaller -- so small that thousands of these tiny machines would fit into the period at the end of this sentence. Within a few decades, we will use these nanomachines to manufacture consumer goods at the molecular level, piecing together one atom or molecule at a time to make baseballs, telephones and cars. This is the goal of nanotechnology. As televisions, airplanes and computers revolutionized the world in the last century, scientists claim that nanotechnology will have an even more profound effect on the next century.

Nanotechnology is an umbrella term that covers many areas of research dealing with objects that are measured in nanometers. A nanometer (nm) is a billionth of a meter, or a millionth of a millimeter. In this edition of How Stuff Will Work, you will learn how nanomachines will manufacture products, and what impact nanotechnology will have on various industries in the coming decades.

greybeard
04-19-03, 08:07 AM
More propaganda. I'm still waitin for the flyin cars they promised back in the 50's.

wrbones
04-19-03, 09:07 AM
They've got 'em. That insurance stuff keeps 'em from being cost effective. Plus a plethora of government regulations kinda slow things down some. There are two companies who've developed versions of flying cars over the last ten years that would work well, but lettin' folks sue for 14 million for spillin' coffee on themselves kinda sets the profit/loss scenario on it's ear. Imagine some idiot droppin his flying car on yer head by accident. Yer dead, but yer family gets to sue the manufacturer outta existance so that they can live high for the rest of their lives, instead of suing the pilot/driver for a far lesser sum, or accepting your death for what it is, a tragic, if unusual accident. For the same reason, general aviation aircraft manufacturers have gone out of business or been unable to produce new and better small civilian aircraft. It is one of the primary reasons for the expense of private aircraft today. General aviation companies were dealt a severe blow in1980 due to this. Compared to before 1980, the general aviation industry is almost non-existant. Unless yer a mutli-millionaire with more than a few million stashed away, you can't afford a new private aircraft.

The flying cars they've developed are more the true flying cars than the ones that have the bolt on wings and tails. They've been designed to fit into existing vehicle street traffic and roads and parking spaces as well.


Companies have responsiblity to ensure that they deliver a safe product, but they weren't tryin' real hard to do that. The government gets involved when enough people die and/or raise hell. Then we get more rules and regulations and we get to sue everyone for gazillions of dollars for our not using the product in a safe manner to begin with. Next thing ya know, no flying cars. lower coffee temperatures at Mickey D's and insurance rates that'll drive up the expense of new products so far that they become unfeasable to produce and market.

wrbones
04-19-03, 09:22 AM
http://www.moller.com/skycar/

wrbones
04-19-03, 10:12 AM
the investor's guide


http://www.glennfishbine.com/

https://www.offeredby.net/hst/forbes/0303camp/nanotech/subscriptions.cfm?trkid=20161S52790

A news article about Intel:

http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=7917


Space related articles.

http://www.spacemart.com/


medicine and other articles

http://www.smalltimes.com/document_display.cfm?document_id=5867

This one is from Business week. Take a look at some of the related articles.

http://www.businessweek.com/bw50/2001/tech_nano.htm

wrbones
04-19-03, 10:21 AM
Some general info and more intensive links included.

http://www.zyvex.com/nano/

a Yahoo forum about the subject

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nanotech/messages/1880


the government even has a page:

http://www.nano.gov/


This isn't Popular Mechanics or Popular SCience stuff, here. This is fir real and a lot of people and companies are throwing a lot of money into it.

Have ya seen those commercials about the pants that won't stain? That's nano-tech doin' that.

This **** is gonna rock our friggin' world for us!

Google: Nano-tech

In ten years, ya can thank me by sending me 1% of yer income from this investment.

wrbones
04-19-03, 10:29 AM
Just so ya know, I'm just another jughead, here. Ya call the tune, ya pay the fiddler. Buyer beware and all of that.

It's relatively new tech and some companies are gonna go belly up, others will be bought out, some will take off.


Then there's the college drop out in the garage ya gotta watch out for.

I just thought ya needed this on yer radar screen.

greybeard
04-19-03, 10:35 AM
a half million bucks for that skycar?
Investment? In 10 yrs I'll be pushing 65. I'll stick with what I'm invested in now, but thanks anyway.

wrbones
04-19-03, 10:42 AM
The military: Two years ago.

http://smalltimes.com/document_display.cfm?document_id=1415


future war:

http://nanodot.org/article.pl?sid=01/06/13/1535241

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/1554130.stm

http://plausible.custompublish.com/cparticle54042-5911.html

Articles about military nano-tech research dated since last year are few and far between for some reason. Gee, I wonder why?

top1371
04-19-03, 11:55 AM
Isn't it weird how lots of stuff from Star Trek (OS and TNG) developed into todays technology?! CD, DVD, Cordless flip phones, automatic sliding doors.... nano tech....???

Yes I am a hard corps trekkie! Sat in the captains chair on the bridge once....

Spock Out!

wrbones
04-19-03, 12:29 PM
Cool! I never got to do that. Those actors are a weird bunch overall, ain't they! LOL.


FTL work is theoretically possible, but they really haven't spent a lot of money on the research as yet. initial lab results are kinda encouraging.

There may be some basis for 'transporter' tech as well!

I'm not makin this up! Several scientist and labs are working on this stuff NOW! Right now it's the kinda thing you'd see in Popular Science, though, so who knows where that's going.

The nano-tech is for real, there's over a billion invested right now... in the United States alone.

Several Japanese companies are also working on nano-tech. The potential is enormous, but where's going is up to the market.

lurchenstein
04-19-03, 01:33 PM
top1371
Isn't it weird how lots of stuff from Star Trek (OS and TNG) developed into todays technology?! CD, DVD, Cordless flip phones, automatic sliding doors.... nano tech....???

I'm waiting for the transporter. I'll stay away from the "Beta" models though (don't want to be altered on arrival).