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Tiny Machines Do The Work Of Giants

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February 8, 2000
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Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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Imagine a machine so small it can travel through your bloodstream to fix a clogged artery. Imagine one so smart that, when its job is complete, it shuts itself off and is eliminated from the body like so much waste. Now, imagine that same technology at work in hundreds of applications from automobile airbags to computer security. For improving life in the coming century, the word to remember is nanotechnology.

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