Home > News > Nanotech and Sun Tzu: China's secret weapons?
September 3rd, 2007
Nanotech and Sun Tzu: China's secret weapons?
Speaking of the United States, let me take molecular nano super weapons as an example of a scientific vision. Eric Drexler wrote his volume on nanotechnology in 1986, and in 2007 I received on the Internet its "20th anniversary edition updated and expanded" (630 pages). If successfully developed, this scientific vision could be the ultimate super weapon of today. The molecular nano weapon—a growing cloud advancing to its target and consisting of molecules acting as artificial microbes or viruses, capable of multiplying and destroying everything in their path, including their targets. On p. 355 of the 2007 edition of his study, Drexler states
A [nuclear] bomb can only blast things, but nanomachines and AI [artificial intelligence], can be used to infiltrate, seize, change, and govern a territory of a world.
Squeezing light into metals: University of Utah engineers control conductivity with inkjet printer March 7th, 2014
Up-Converted Radio: The way to treat radio waves in a noisy environment is to turn them into visible light March 7th, 2014
Colored diamonds are a superconductor’s best friend March 6th, 2014
Green Chemistry Method Used for Production of Palladium Nanocatalyst March 5th, 2014
Google Glass could help stop emerging public health threats around the world February 27th, 2014
Caps not the culprit in nanotube chirality: Rice University study narrows the possibilities for gaining control of nanotube type February 17th, 2014
Rice's carbon nanotube fibers outperform copper: Tests show bundles beat traditional cables for transmitting electricity February 14th, 2014
Clever NIST/JPL technology decodes more information from single photons February 12th, 2014