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Saturday, October 22, 2005

The World's Smallest Car Rallies Against the Largest


On October 20th, 2005, there was a report of the worlds smallest car. Amazing this car can actually roll. Nanotechnology produced this car, and it is smaller than a single strand of DNA.

Now, why in the world would would someone build a car of this scale? If you have been to the pumps lately you would think that it was because of the price of gas. Wrong!

This car is a prototype to be used in nanofactories. They plan to make something like a dump truck to haul those huge atoms around, one or two at a a time. They are also building nanofactories to use those payloads.

We all know the world is getting smaller, the internet has proved that. We are as likely to get a reader from the Outer Antilles as quick as we would get one from our own backyard in Lynchburg Virginia.

At one time big was thought good. The biggest production car ever made was the Bugatti Royale It was 22 feet long back in 1927, and holds the Guinness World Record. Since then, we have moved to thinking smaller is better for our pocketbook. Now things have gotten really small.

photo credits: Live Science for the nanocar
photo credits: France European Auto History

5 Comments:

At 5:04 AM, Anonymous Gravy Beard said...

Interesting!

G B

 
At 6:22 PM, Blogger B O B said...

Thanks GB, I am still looking for those nanofactories

 
At 8:27 AM, Blogger Jeff said...

I look for nano-bots and nano-probes to be in use in the medical world within the next 5 to 7 years. Just think, injectable robots that can go in and fix your body from the inside out. Hey, we can be just like the Borg with their regenerating bodies pumped full of nano-probes. Golly, that sure is swell.

Resistence is futile.

 
At 10:24 AM, Blogger B O B said...

Thanks for your comment Jeff, no telling where this will lead.

 
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