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April 1st, 2007
Right now, the use nanotechnology can be put to is limited. But picture this: nanobots are the workhorses of the nano-manufacturing world. They are nano-metre scale robots that use tiny arms to pick up and move atoms and tiny electronic brains to direct the process. Streaming through the body by the billions, nanobots could chip plaque from arteries, gang up on bacteria and viruses, scour toxins from the bloodstream, repair broken blood vessels - and dozens of jobs doctors have not thought of yet.
A more down home idea is that nanobots could replace your vacuum cleaner. Living in your carpet they would be happy eating all of that dust and grime.
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