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  • n. Machinery built on a nanoscale; nanomachines.

Etymologies

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nano- +‎ machinery

Examples

  • Consider a carbon crystal, created (and edited) one atom at a time by nanomachinery; there are two stable isotopes of carbon, and we can use a Carbon-12 atom to represent a binary 0 and a Carbon-13 atom to represent a binary 1.

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  • Shortly after World War II a new technique allowed science to peer directly into the nanomachinery of the cell.

    The Edge of Evolution

  • This is another big step forward for the field of nanomachinery.

    Molecular Traffic Control System | Blog | Futurismic

  • Moreover, self-replication is unnecessary: the development and use of highly productive systems of nanomachinery (nanofactories) need not involve the construction of autonomous self-replicating nanomachines.

    Boing Boing: June 13, 2004 - June 19, 2004 Archives

  • An international team of nanoscience have been working hard at creating useful working nanomachinery.

    Molecular Machines Switch Mysteriously | Blog | Futurismic

  • The shells held self-replicating nanomachinery, including the rudimentary AI, and living eukaryotes sealed into selectively permeable membranes.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • Such travel is not quite as risky as it would be for you or me, since all the citizens of t'T are protected by dotTech, the omnipresent nanomachinery that confers immortality and near-invulnerability.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • Stoddart's research epitomizes the practical aspects of chemistry, with applications in materials science, biomedicine, electronics, and nanomachinery.

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  • Named for the nanometer -- one billionth of a meter -- nanomachinery would operate on the molecular level.

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  • "Our hope is that the ability to induce post-assembly reorganization of these structures by adding DNA or other molecules as external stimuli, and our ability to observe these changes with nanometer resolution, will help us understand these processes and find ways to apply them in new kinds of nanomachinery in which the system's functionality is determined by the nanoparticles and their relative organization," says Gang.

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