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Travels to the Nanoworld

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Synopsis:

Our lives are about to be changed by new technologies that operate on a scale too small to be seen by even the most powerful optical microscopes. Devices measured in nanometers — billionths of a meter — have set off a nanotechnology revolution. In Travels to the Nanoworld, author Michael Gross takes us deep into this miniature universe and describes natural processes and new technologies that will make modern machines look like relics from the Stone Age. Starting with the model of the living cell, whose vital processes are directed and carried out by structures with dimensions on the nanometer scale, Gross shows how biochemists are beginning to understand the mechanisms of the "nanotechnology of nature". Soon science will have the knowledge and technology to generate artificial systems that will perform similar tasks, and through them will find new treatments for disease, substitutes for toxic waste, and alternatives to carbon fuel.

Synopsis:

The new science and technology of the incredibly small-and what it means for our future.

About the Author

Dr. Michael Gross has studied various aspects of life under extreme conditions throughout his research career. He received his doctorate in physical biochemistry from the University of Regensburg, Germany. After seven years of research in protein biochemistry at the University of Oxford, he has recently switched to writing full time. He lives in Oxford, England, and is the author also of Travels to the Nanoworld.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780738204444
Author:
Gross, Michael
Publisher:
Basic Books (AZ)
Location:
Cambridge, Mass.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Nanostructures
Subject:
Nanotechnology
Subject:
Microelectromechanical systems
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Science Reference-General
Subject:
Science General-Reference
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. 1471
Publication Date:
19990131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
268
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 12.8 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Our lives are about to be changed by new technologies that operate on a scale too small to be seen by even the most powerful optical microscopes. Devices measured in nanometers — billionths of a meter — have set off a nanotechnology revolution. In Travels to the Nanoworld, author Michael Gross takes us deep into this miniature universe and describes natural processes and new technologies that will make modern machines look like relics from the Stone Age. Starting with the model of the living cell, whose vital processes are directed and carried out by structures with dimensions on the nanometer scale, Gross shows how biochemists are beginning to understand the mechanisms of the "nanotechnology of nature". Soon science will have the knowledge and technology to generate artificial systems that will perform similar tasks, and through them will find new treatments for disease, substitutes for toxic waste, and alternatives to carbon fuel.
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