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October 16th, 2003
You could call him the real Agent Mulder. Like that indefatigable character from The X Files television series, Jonathan Trent, an astrobiologist with NASA, is driven by a curiosity to ﬁnd life-forms that can exist on other planets. In 1991, his search for “extreme” organisms turned up a breakthrough that may revolutionize a branch of nanotechnology known as molecular manufacturing.
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