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Old 10-23-2005, 12:18 AM
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scientists build first single-molecule car

Scientists at Rice university have constructed the world's smallest car.

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The nanocar consists of a chassis and axles made of well-defined organic groups with pivoting suspension and freely rotating axles. The wheels are buckyballs, spheres of pure carbon containing 60 atoms apiece. The entire car measures just 3-4 nanometers across, making it slightly wider than a strand of DNA. A human hair, by comparison, is about 80,000 nanometers in diameter.
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Old 10-23-2005, 12:27 AM
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Yeah, but what kind of 1/4 mile times does it get?

Anything incorporating buckyballs has to be cool. First time I ever read about those, they were working on storing other molecules inside them.

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Found some interesting info on buckyballs, from http://www.nanotech-now.com/nanotube...ball-sites.htm :

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It was discovered in 1985 by Professor Sir Harry Kroto, and two Rice University professors, chemists Dr. Richard E. Smalley and Dr. Robert F. Curl Jr., [for which they were jointly awarded the 1996 Nobel Lauriate for chemistry] and is the only molecule composed of a single element to form a hollow spheroid [which gives the potential for filling it, and using it for novel drug-delivery systems.
Looks like Rice University has been involved with nanotech for quite a while. It's fitting that they produce the first rolling nano-car.

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"The buckyball, being the roundest of round molecules, is also quite resistant to high speed collisions. In fact, the buckyball can withstand slamming into a stainless steel plate at 15,000 mph, merely bouncing back, unharmed. When compressed to 70 percent of its original size, the buckyball becomes more than twice as hard as its cousin, diamond."
We need buckyball paint!

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Anything named after Bucky Fuller has got to be cool. That's how you know you've made it "big" -- they name an entire molecule after you.

Interestingly, it was Bucky Fuller who designed the very-odd three-wheeled 11-person Dymaxion car, with a Ford axle and engine. It never made it into production. Years later, he developed a smaller 5-seater prototype vehicle for an industrialist named...Henry J. Kaiser.
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How are they gonna make us small enough to fit into it? I don't think Jenny Craig's diet works that good.

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Anything named after Bucky Fuller has got to be cool. That's how you know you've made it "big" -- they name an entire molecule after you.

Interestingly, it was Bucky Fuller who designed the very-odd three-wheeled 11-person Dymaxion car, with a Ford axle and engine. It never made it into production. Years later, he developed a smaller 5-seater prototype vehicle for an industrialist named...Henry J. Kaiser.
I had forgotten about the Dymaxion and never knew about the connection with Henry J.

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Top speed was about 120 mph with fuel economy between 25 and 30 mpg. During 1933 and 1934, three Dymaxions were built before Fuller ran out of cash. #1 and #3 have disappeared. #2 is displayed here.
http://www.maxmatic.com/Dymaxion/dymaxion2.htm
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How are they gonna make us small enough to fit into it? I don't think Jenny Craig's diet works that good.

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Hey Larry,
I think the idea is that they fit inside us, and will go in and fix things..similar to a construction site. instead of moving mountains they will target physical ailments like cancer and export to the colon...or something like that. I also think Al Gore wrote a book about it where he said nanotechnology could be available by 2012.
The results would be staggering. Just as Jesus was able to turn stone to bread a nano machine army could do the same. Engines were developed a few years back. Now the chassis has been made. Once these two are coupled together and a controller of sorts is made ....
It's also strange to note the story of the Mayan calendar and the stories associated with it. Their tools came alive and killed them all and the process is supposedly supposed to happen again when their calendar stops...2012 according to some people.
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Yeah, but what kind of 1/4 mile times does it get?
Is that a full length 1/4 mile or scaled down?
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