Home > News > Physics genius plans to make 'Star Trek' replicator a reality
June 15th, 2005
Physics genius plans to make 'Star Trek' replicator a reality
"This machine makes every man self-sufficient. It takes the stickum right out of society."
That's a quote from a 1958 science-fiction story, Business as Usual, During Alterations, by Ralph Williams. It's about a machine called a duplicator, which aliens drop off on Earth as a test for humans. Put anything on the duplicator's tray and the machine makes an exact copy.
Gershenfeld's ultimate goal is to invent home fabrication machines that will be as common as Hewlett-Packard ink-jet printers. They will be able to make anything: custom Barbie clothes, MP3 players, cow-shaped cream pitchers, Barry Bonds baseball cards from the 1980s when he looked skinny — you name it.
GS7 Graphene Sensor maybe Solution in Fight Against Cancer January 25th, 2015
Nanotechnology in Energy Applications Market Research Report 2014-2018: Radiant Insights, Inc January 15th, 2015
'Mind the gap' between atomically thin materials December 23rd, 2014
A novel method for identifying the body’s ‘noisiest’ networks November 19th, 2014
Stomach acid-powered micromotors get their first test in a living animal January 27th, 2015
Nanoshuttle wear and tear: It's the mileage, not the age January 26th, 2015
Going with the flow January 16th, 2015
From the bottom up: Manipulating nanoribbons at the molecular level: Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley team engineers the shape and properties of nanoscale strips of graphene January 12th, 2015