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August 30th, 2006

Military R&D 101

Abstract:
Ray Baughman, director of the University of Texas' NanoTech Institute, sees a time when military leaders will send robots into battle. "They could fight ahead of American soldiers, take a bullet for American soldiers, and then, after giving them a shot of alcohol or diesel fuel, will fight on."

Chris Phoenix, research director of the Center for Responsible Nanotechnology, a non-profit research and advocacy organization, expects many military-funded nanotechnology projects to eventually find commercial applications. "Molecular manufacturing, the mature general-purpose form of nanotechnology, will have a significant impact on almost all parts of society," he says. "Personal nanofactories, working rapidly and directly from blueprints, may offer advanced products for a wide range of applications including home, medicine, and industry."

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