OUR MOLECULAR FUTURE10/17/02
OUR MOLECULAR FUTURE (Prometheus Books 2002), a new book by Douglas Mulhall, discusses nanotechnology, artificial intelligence, and self-assembling molecules. Among the uses: - A potential cause of - and cure for - heart disease - Desktop printing has graduated to three-dimensional "desktop manufacturing," where products are printed in a box...foretelling the end of the assembly line. - Nanotechnology has been used to produce a super-strong "aerogel" that may protect our homes and workplaces from terrorist attacks, earthquakes, and hurricanes. - Self-assembling solar cells may be about to upend the fossil fuel industry.