Biology: The Nanotech that Works

The headline for this blog entry I heard in an interview of Richard Jones, Professor of Physics at the University of Sheffield in the UK, and nicely sums up Jones’ point of view regarding “nanobots” and the concept of “soft machines”.

In the interview, Jones discusses how biological nanobots would be controlled (using proteins as a kind of logic gate) what kind of motors would be employed and the energy source that could be used (diffusion).

It is well worth a listen for anyone that would like to hear one of the proponents of bio-inspired nanotechnology discuss in gentle and reassuring terms what the purpose of this technology is and what it may look like in the foreseeable future.



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Dexter Johnson
Madrid, Spain