Thursday, March 22, 2007

Picture of the day

"Inside the Box"

John Burch, Inside the Box

This image is part of a presentation by the Foresight Nanotech Institute. Together, all the images are intended to illustrate "an animated view of a nanofactory and demonstrate key steps in a process that converts simple molecules into a billion-CPU laptop computer."

Description: Edge view of the active exturder surface. Fuel stock pipes at the bottom deliver Acetylene and other chemicals. The layers in the center are the active nanomachines that tear apart chemicals and reassemble them into the products seen at the top of the picture. Products slowly extrude upward out of the layer.

© Copyright John Burch (click to see larger version)

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To see the entire series, visit the Nanotechnology Now Gallery.

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