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A molecule that walks!

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« on: April 22, 2010, 21:19:06 PM »

I've always thought that nanotechnology was more hype than substance, but this is seriously awesome. A molecule that walks! Literally. Check it out: http://invaderxan.livejournal.com/121097.html

Is this the beginning of the end of the world as we know it?
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« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2010, 00:56:37 AM »

Nice. But it only "walks" on heated copper - perhaps the first tiny step for a molecule but a giant leap for Man.
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« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2010, 07:48:14 AM »

Nice. But it only "walks" on heated copper

Perhaps that’s exactly how life started off, earth being boiling hot then and in the cooling process, molecules Evolutionized to adapt to earths cooler temperatures  Evil  

Encouragement to "walk"  As jou voete brand moet jy maar begin loop  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2010, 12:46:01 PM »

Nice. But it only "walks" on heated copper


Perhaps that’s exactly how life started off, earth being boiling hot then and in the cooling process, molecules Evolutionized to adapt to earths cooler temperatures  Evil  

Encouragement to "walk"  As jou voete brand moet jy maar begin loop  Grin

"molecules Evolutionized to adapt?" Hey, if that makes sense to, good for you Grin.

Anyway, wonder when they will design small cargo carrying nanobots like these:
Kinesin Explanation

motor protein


Potential applications for drug delivery systems is huge.
 
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« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2010, 07:42:29 AM »

Perhaps that’s exactly how life started off, earth being boiling hot then and in the cooling process, molecules Evolutionized to and adapt to earths cooler temperatures  Evil  
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Perhaps that’s exactly how life started off, earth being boiling hot then and in the cooling process, molecules Evolutionized to adapted to earths cooler temperatures  Evil  
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But you agree with the Evolution “matter” in principal Wink
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« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2010, 10:07:54 AM »

Perhaps that’s exactly how life started off, earth being boiling hot then and in the cooling process, molecules Evolutionized to and adapt to earths cooler temperatures  Evil  
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Perhaps that’s exactly how life started off, earth being boiling hot then and in the cooling process, molecules Evolutionized to adapted to earths cooler temperatures  Evil  
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But you agree with the Evolution “matter” in principal Wink

Well,  you know, of course molecules can adapt (microevolution), but there is no way that they could turn into something living (macroevolution). That would just be crazy. Like a Boeing being assembled when a tornado sweeps through a junkyard. Anyone with half a brain knows that living things and their Boeings require magic to come into existence. I mean come on.

(My best IDer impression Smiley)
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