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Walking Molecule Now Carries Packages

ScuttleMonkey posted more than 7 years ago | from the delivery-in-20-minutes-or-it's-free dept.

Biotech 108

Roland Piquepaille writes "Chemists from the University of California at Riverside designed two years ago a molecule which could move straight on a flat surface — a nano-walker if you wish. Now, they've found a way to force this walking molecule to carry packages. The nano-worker can now carry two CO2 molecules. And like yourself when you carry two heavy bags, this nano-worker is slower when it carries other molecules. The researchers think their discovery will lead to reliable ways of carrying molecules, an equivalent of the conveyor belts in today's factories."

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Carry me home? (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17714666)

Just let me know when they can carry me home from the bar- then it'll mean something to me.

Energy Source? (2, Interesting)

eluusive (642298) | more than 7 years ago | (#17714672)

What powers this thing?

Re:Energy Source? (5, Informative)

William_Lee (834197) | more than 7 years ago | (#17714708)

What powers this thing?

From a previous article on the walker:

"Activated by heat or the nudge of a scanning tunneling microscope tip, DTA will pull up one foot, put down the other, and thus walk in a straight line across a flat surface. The planted foot not only supplies support but also keeps the body of the molecule from veering or stumbling off course."

Re:Energy Source? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17714864)

Chuck Norris eats those Walkers for breakfast.

There can be only one true Walker.

Re:Energy Source? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17715006)

There can be only one true Walker.
George 'Texas ranger' Bush?

Re:Energy Source? (0, Offtopic)

rtjohn (672608) | more than 7 years ago | (#17715846)

There can be only one true Walker.

George 'Texas retard' Bush?

here i fixed it for you.

it's a slinky! (4, Funny)

garyrich (30652) | more than 7 years ago | (#17715126)

What walks down stairs, alone or in pairs
and makes a slinkity sound?
A spring, a spring, a marvelous thing!
Everyone knows it's Slinky.
It's Slinky, it's Slinky,
it's fun, it's a wonderful toy.
It's Slinky, it's Slinky, it's fun,
It's a wonderful toy.
It's fun for a girl or a boy.

Re:it's a slinky! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17716108)

What we really want to know is whether or not you had to look that up.

Re:it's a slinky! (2, Insightful)

dontbgay (682790) | more than 7 years ago | (#17717668)

Totally OT, but it's funny that I know the Log Song from Ren and Stimpy.. and I don't know the words to the Slinky commercial.

Re:Energy Source? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17719940)

"will pull up one foot, put down the other"


Sounds like the world's smallest slapstick routine to me.

Re:Energy Source? (1)

Profane MuthaFucka (574406) | more than 7 years ago | (#17714714)

Kitten hearts.

Re:Energy Source? (1)

KUHurdler (584689) | more than 7 years ago | (#17715052)

yes, now get back to work... nano-workers

before we dock your nano-pay

Re:Energy Source? (2, Informative)

ThePopeLayton (868042) | more than 7 years ago | (#17714736)

Probably ATP, which powers about 90% of the biochemical energy dependent reactions.
Some reactions require GTP, CTP, or UTP. These other nucleotide tri-phosphates are used much less and only for very specific functions, so it could be one of these but I would bet against them. Other possible sources of energy are: concentration gradients, membrane potentials, pH gradients, etc... There are many many different sources of energy in the biochemical world, however for most biological reactions ATP is the energy source of choice.

Re:Energy Source? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17715364)

I know that you are trying to be helpful, but what the hell is ATP, GTP, CTP, or UTP????

Re:Energy Source? (1)

ThePopeLayton (868042) | more than 7 years ago | (#17716194)

Adenosine Tri Phosphate, think of it as Gasoline for cells, virtually all chemical reactions are driven by ATP. Here is a link to the wikipedia article. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adenosine_triphosphat e [wikipedia.org]

Re:Energy Source? (2, Interesting)

TapeCutter (624760) | more than 7 years ago | (#17716538)

I know stuff all about this, but here is an awesome animation [youtube.com] from some Harvard microbologists showing the molecules that are walking around the inside of every cell. Actually, running would be a better term since the animation is much slower than real life.

Re:Energy Source? (1)

TheClam (209230) | more than 7 years ago | (#17720352)

'Chemical', eh? I think you misspelled 'biological'.

Re:Energy Source? (1)

sconeu (64226) | more than 7 years ago | (#17714928)

Well, it's not ants. The Anteaters are UC Irvine [uci.edu] .

Re:Energy Source? (1)

rthille (8526) | more than 7 years ago | (#17715346)


Yeah, if the molecule was developed at UCI, it would make the Zot! sound :-)

Re:Energy Source? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17715892)

Ad revenue to Roland's spam site, of course.

Re:Energy Source? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17720988)

What powers this thing?
The whip.

Enjoy It While It Lasts (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17714676)

They'll unionize & all your research will be useless and futile against their nano-unions.

Re:Enjoy It While It Lasts (1)

Rob T Firefly (844560) | more than 7 years ago | (#17714724)

I hope those suckers enjoy living on the nano-reservations! We're not gonna honor those bogus nano-treaties.

Re:Enjoy It While It Lasts (5, Funny)

Kozar_The_Malignant (738483) | more than 7 years ago | (#17714804)

>They'll unionize & all your research will be useless and futile against their nano-unions.

Gives new meaning to the phrase, "All your base (pairs) are belong to us."

Re:Enjoy It While It Lasts (2, Funny)

frieza79 (947618) | more than 7 years ago | (#17714988)

I'm sure if that happens, we can just use Indian or Chinese molecules.
I bet they would be happy to do it, and they wont even slow down!

Re:Enjoy It While It Lasts (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17715106)

Those water molecules will work for next to nothing, and can transport large objects incredibly fast. Same goes for oxygen.

Re:Enjoy It While It Lasts (1)

eclectro (227083) | more than 7 years ago | (#17715026)

More importantly, how do we stop them at the borders and check their bags?

I work at UPS (1)

krewemaynard (665044) | more than 7 years ago | (#17715448)

...for now.

Re:Enjoy It While It Lasts (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17715542)

Since these molecules actually do something, it seems unlikely they'll form a union.

Re:Enjoy It While It Lasts (1)

pikapp159 (853735) | more than 7 years ago | (#17719354)

"the nano-worker can now carry two CO2 molecules"

Our new solution to global warming: an army of nano-workers carrying off all the CO2 greenhouse gas molecules.

Hooray... Once they are finish, maybe we can stop threatening people that have differing views to extent of man's contribution to climate change.

Re:Enjoy It While It Lasts (1)

kerrbear (163235) | more than 7 years ago | (#17722366)

all your research will be useless and futile against their nano-unions

Molocules can't unionize, they're just dumb molocules. However, the researches will have to deal with the legal dept. of the SPCM* after having forced them to do back-breaking labor.

*It'll come to you

Where's the power supply? (0, Troll)

Roland Piquepaille (780675) | more than 7 years ago | (#17714700)

Where do these molecules get their energy to carry "packages"? Surely they don't carry other molecules around for free. I'd think either the molecules do their job for some distance then get degraded, or they need a special substrate. Either way, the article doesn't say.

Re:Where's the power supply? (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17714846)

They get up really, really early.

Re:Where's the power supply? (4, Insightful)

techno-vampire (666512) | more than 7 years ago | (#17714946)

If you have complaints about the article, why did you post it?

Re:Where's the power supply? (1)

BytePusher (209961) | more than 7 years ago | (#17715306)

It seems he's continued to think about it(Some /.ers do that from time to time). Also, he wasn't complaining, but rather asking a question. Perhaps he posted the question hoping someone more knowledgeable than himself would have answers or that the mass of people reason /. would come up with reasonable answers. That's a heck of a reason to post a story on a discussion board, for discussion.

Re:Where's the power supply? (4, Insightful)

Fescen9 (1030850) | more than 7 years ago | (#17715678)

Perhaps he commented on his own story with some half-baked comment/question hoping to generate even more traffic to his well known ad site, therefore generating even more revenue. This guy has quite the history on slashdot, look into it...

Re:Where's the power supply? (1)

BytePusher (209961) | more than 7 years ago | (#17715996)

I looked through some of his past posts, but only one that I looked at seemed to provide a link to his website. Maybe I didn't look well enough, but the accusation is not immediately and obviously true(even if it is true). The thing I did notice is that he is notorious. For good or for bad, he doesn't seem to mind much. If he is trying to generate revenue, he's certainly low-key enough that he seems to be a legitimate ./ user to the editors and admins. His website didn't seem to terrible ad-infested either. I can't blame him for shamelessly seeking a little bit of publicity on Slashdot in order to make some money with his blog. If I were I blogger I might try the same thing. Anyway, I suspect his question might have been legitimate, even if redundant.

Re:Where's the power supply? (1)

Chris Burke (6130) | more than 7 years ago | (#17716594)

I looked through some of his past posts, but only one that I looked at seemed to provide a link to his website.

The links to his website are in his story submissions, and he has posted a lot of them. Instead of linking to the source of the story, he links to his blog which links to the story, basically directing traffic through his typically zero-value-added blog for no reason. Oh, except he gets money.

It's one thing to link to your own site if it is the source of the story (e.g. any of the various hobbyist projects that show up on /.), but another to link to your own site as an unecessary level of indirection, solely because it generates add revenue.

Re:Where's the power supply? (4, Informative)

Tim C (15259) | more than 7 years ago | (#17716892)

The problem a lot of people have with Roland is:

1) For a while a year or two ago, it seemed like every other story posted was submitted by him
2) He used to always link *only* to his own blog, not to the actual article in question
3) He (used to?) sells his consulting services on how to drive traffic to your website
4) Despite numerous complaints and comments, neither he nor the admins were listening to us

Now they're not necessarily all his fault, but all together it lead to an awful lot of speculation, including about whether or not he was paying for his stories to be posted. It was this uproar, when the admins finally took notice, that lead to the "nofollow" attribute being added to the submittor's URL when a story is posted.

I can't blame him for shamelessly seeking a little bit of publicity on Slashdot in order to make some money with his blog.

That's just it though - for a while, he was shamelessly seeking - and getting - a lot of publicity. It started to look an awful lot like advertising to a lot of people, some of which pay not to get adverts here.

perfect for the mob (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17714710)

Think of the organized crime opportunities! Yeah stuff in the warehouse does really just walk off.
Though if walkers get a collective consciousness it would self-organized crime.

It's only a matter of time (1)

dedazo (737510) | more than 7 years ago | (#17714720)

Has the molecule indicated he wants to form a union?

Re:It's only a matter of time (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17714792)

Has the molecule indicated he wants to form a union?
How could you tell if it was a he or a she?

Re:It's only a matter of time (2, Insightful)

ThePopeLayton (868042) | more than 7 years ago | (#17714852)

you could always look in between the legs

Re:It's only a matter of time (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17714924)

It's carrying packages---must have been shopping = she

If it has a package = he

real news :o (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17714742)

... and noone has anything to whine about ...

just to get is started

I'd like to be the first ... to welcome our new new nano carrier overlords.

In soviet russia carbon dioxide carries You!

Star Wars, Episode 7... (5, Funny)

Excelcia (906188) | more than 7 years ago | (#17714790)

"Cutbacks have forced us to introduce the Imperial Nanowalker"

Re:Star Wars, Episode 7... (1)

P3NIS_CLEAVER (860022) | more than 7 years ago | (#17714872)

Good one : )

Roland Piquepaille article (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17714834)

This is an article submitted by Roland Piquepaille.

Sure... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17714858)

but can it carry Astatine Ununoctium Nitrogen (AtUuoN)?

Next step... (2, Funny)

CODiNE (27417) | more than 7 years ago | (#17714882)

Teaching them to drive nano-trucks and get signatures on a clip-board.

Re:Next step... (1)

Aqua_boy17 (962670) | more than 7 years ago | (#17715594)

Or getting them to say "paper or plastic?"

only 2 molecules? (4, Funny)

Zeek40 (1017978) | more than 7 years ago | (#17714904)

So what's the big deal? I can carry a lot more than two C02 molecules around and make turns and my parents are still kicking themselves for creating me, why should these scientists be proud of their inferior creation?

Re:only 2 molecules? (1)

ThePopeLayton (868042) | more than 7 years ago | (#17715008)

Inferior creation? Do you do what your creators ask? Moving two molecules of C02 isn't much but at least the little guy is obedient.

Re:only 2 molecules? (3, Funny)

MarkGriz (520778) | more than 7 years ago | (#17715466)

"So what's the big deal? I can carry a lot more than two C02 molecules around and make turns and my parents are still kicking themselves for creating me, why should these scientists be proud of their inferior creation?"

Apparently, this molecule moved out of the basement some time ago.

Lemmings (2, Funny)

AutopsyReport (856852) | more than 7 years ago | (#17714922)

For the non-scientific among us, think Lemmings, only less suicidal.

Re:Lemmings (1)

JeanBaptiste (537955) | more than 7 years ago | (#17716068)

little bit OT, but just so you know lemmings aren't suicidal [snopes.com]

Re:Lemmings (1)

AutopsyReport (856852) | more than 7 years ago | (#17716420)

Completely off-topic because I was talking about the Lemmings video game [wikipedia.org] :)

When it absolutely, positively... (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17714938)

...can take millions of years to be there on time and weighs less then a very small molecule, let University of California at Riverside work for you.

What to call them? (1)

greenguy (162630) | more than 7 years ago | (#17714952)

a nano-walker if you wish.

I don't. Now what?

Small joke . . . (5, Funny)

shrike99 (100287) | more than 7 years ago | (#17714956)

"What did the first nano-walker water molecule say to the second nano-walker water molecule who'd just tripped while carrying his load of CO2?" "Up and ATOM Mister!". (sorry. been a long day)

Re:Small joke . . . (1)

Viper Daimao (911947) | more than 7 years ago | (#17715520)

Sorry, all I could think of after that joke was this

Acting coach: Up and atom!
Rainier Wolfcastle: (in heavy German accent) Up and at them!
Acting coach: Up and atom!
Wolfcastle: Up and at them!
Acting coach: Up and atom!
Wolfcastle: Up and at them!
Acting coach: *Sigh.* Better.

Re:Small joke . . . (1)

Zabu (589690) | more than 7 years ago | (#17715538)

What did the first nano-walker molecule say to the second molecule? Nothing, he was under alot of pressure delivering a supercritical [wikipedia.org] package.

Re:Small joke . . . (1)

not-enough-info (526586) | more than 7 years ago | (#17716388)

<reiner>Up and AT THEM!</reiner>

New tag (2, Informative)

techno-vampire (666512) | more than 7 years ago | (#17714978)

I've started a new tag, just for this article: piquepaille. The idea is to warn everybody that it's Just Another Slashvertizement.

Re:New tag (3, Informative)

shawn(at)fsu (447153) | more than 7 years ago | (#17715096)

Actually if you would have taken the time to mouseover the link you would have seen that it didn't go to his blog or column, it went to the university's website. Not that I'm a huge Roland fan, but your statement is just flat out wrong.

Re:New tag (1, Insightful)

IcyHando'Death (239387) | more than 7 years ago | (#17715344)

Well, I do happen to be a Rolland fan. Someone please mod the parent off-topic.

Not only have I found Rolland Piquepaille's submissions over the years to be consistently interesting and informative, but he has long since dropped the one practice that anybody could gripe about with any legitimacy, the links to his own summaries of the articles.

What could anybody possibly find to criticize in any of his recent submissions?

Re:New tag (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17715568)

His name is permanently sullied by his ad-whoring. I no longer trust any of his links. I don't think this is unreasonable.

Once you sell your good name, you cannot buy it back.

Re:New tag (1)

shawn(at)fsu (447153) | more than 7 years ago | (#17715962)

I agree with a lot of what you said. The summaries are great. I hate reading an article summary and the ghoing to teh actual article and teh first paragraph is word for word what I just read. So yeah I do like Roland's submissions on taht point, plus it's not something that you just saw yesterday on CNN.com

Re:New tag (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17715482)

Hopefully when tagging comes out of beta they'll be subject to moderation, so people will lose karma when they come up with half-considered nonsense like you just did.

Queue for... (1)

JamesP (688957) | more than 7 years ago | (#17715034)

Dial a CO2 Molecule!

It'll be delivered by our own walking molecules!

Those Chemists.. (1)

Nux'd (1002189) | more than 7 years ago | (#17715038)

Those lazy chemists.. they can't be bothered to move a molecule. -_-

nano-factories (1)

syrinx (106469) | more than 7 years ago | (#17715134)

Cue the Powerhouse music [wikipedia.org] , as thousands of nano-walkers move in unison...

Paper or plastic? (1)

cmeans (81143) | more than 7 years ago | (#17715152)

So, what is the nano-walker carrying the two molecules in?

A nano-bag? Was is packed by a nano-bagger? At a nano-market?

What about C8H10N4O? (1)

dupup (784652) | more than 7 years ago | (#17715184)

Well, super, it can carry CO2. How soon can they train it to carry something really uselful like caffeine? And will injesting caffeine-laden walkers help speed the sweet goodness faster to my decaying brain?

mod 0Up (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17715276)

Bloc In order t=o

Nano SLAVE you mean? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17715286)

". Now, they've found a way to force this walking molecule to carry packages."

Riiiiiight. Force. Like they held a gun to the petri dish and yelled at it.

And we'll have nano-insurrections as well, put down by spartian-like white blood cells, nano-augmented themselves.

It can be some kind of tom-clancy novel, but based in the bloodstream.

Those interested in Nanotech... (4, Interesting)

chris_eineke (634570) | more than 7 years ago | (#17715324)

should read Nanosystems by K. Eric Drexler [e-drexler.com] . Roughly speaking, Drexler is the father of nanomanufacturing. I bought it on a whim when I read about him in the Diamond Age [nealstephenson.com] by Neal Stephenson [wikipedia.org] (of Cryptonomicon [nealstephenson.com] , Baroque Cycle [nealstephenson.com] , In the the Beginning was the Command Line [nealstephenson.com] , and Snow Crash [nealstephenson.com] fame). Interesting times ahead.

And for those who liked the Diamond Age (1)

chris_eineke (634570) | more than 7 years ago | (#17715392)

the following should be of interest to you:
SCI FI Channel unveiled a new slate of programs in development, which includes shows from executive producers George Clooney, Darren Star and Mark Burnett. SCI FI made the announcement Jan. 12 at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour in Pasadena, Calif.

Diamond Age, based on Neal Stephenson's best-selling novel The Diamond Age: Or a Young Lady's Illustrated Primer, is a six-hour miniseries from Clooney and fellow executive producer Grant Heslov of Smokehouse Productions.

source: http://www.scifi.com/scifiwire/index.php?category= 0&id=39447 [scifi.com]

yes but... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17715348)

And like yourself when you carry two heavy bags, this nano-worker is slower when it carries other molecules.

Everyone knows it'll walk faster if it carries a nano-knife.

In Soviet Russia... (1)

pappas.chris (1049134) | more than 7 years ago | (#17715368)

Our nano-mule overlords are welcome to carry you!

Photo of the moving molecule (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17715370)

Life! (1)

splutty (43475) | more than 7 years ago | (#17721276)

Ow man! I've wasted so much time on that, programming it for tons of different platforms, trying to get useful creations, etc :) It's always been one of the more inspiring bits of programming for me, to be able to make things like this with just the simplest ruleset.

All Hail... (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17715374)

our nano size underlords. May we construct statues in their name. I see them know posters on every corner: Nano Brother is Watching You!

FedEx for CO2. (1)

fahrbot-bot (874524) | more than 7 years ago | (#17715906)

Now, they've found a way to force this walking molecule to carry packages. The nano-worker can now carry two CO2 molecules.

When your Carbon Dioxide absolutely, positively has to be there over night.

Why slower? (1)

arachnoprobe (945081) | more than 7 years ago | (#17715930)

And like yourself when you carry two heavy bags, this nano-worker is slower when it carries other molecules.
WHY should it be slower? You walk slower cause gravity makes the bags heavy - but on that lengthscale, gravity doesn't matter! Does anybody know that?

Re:Why slower? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17718350)

Why slower? It could be the inertia. If each step can only move the entire system so far before another step has to be taken, the heavier load will reduce the top speed attained during that step.

But I wonder how good the walker is when it works against gravity anyways, such as up a ramp or wall, or on a moving surface, especially an unpredictable one like skin.

Re:Why slower? (1)

lachlan76 (770870) | more than 7 years ago | (#17720888)

but on that lengthscale, gravity doesn't matter!

But inertia does.

Derka der! (1)

patmfitz (517089) | more than 7 years ago | (#17716026)

THEY TOOK OUR JOBS! [wikipedia.org]

Not only that, but now they gave him... (1)

jpellino (202698) | more than 7 years ago | (#17716132)

...a tiny motorcycle, that he can ride down these tiny paths, and

Oh wait. Sorry. My other tab's on Linerider.

If these walking ,molecules encounter a cliff (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17716174)

will they all march off like lemmings spilling their hazardous cargo about thwreak havoc on the wee universe they inhabit?
Native americans used to drive buffalo herds off cliffs. Within their world view it was not considered wasteful.
Are lemmings the happy medium?

How heavy of a load? (2, Interesting)

HTH NE1 (675604) | more than 7 years ago | (#17716322)

So, how many times its own atomic weight can one of these things carry? Basically, how heavy of a load can it take without breaking the chemical bonds in the molecule's legs? And can you spread the load across several of them?

If you sprayed a bunch of them on the underside of a paperweight (in a way that assured uniform orientation), could it then walk off by itself?

What is their horsepower equivalent?

BOOM (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17716650)

You know, if you got that molecule to carry something flammable weighing less than 44 protons, you've got a deadly weapon (if its used in large amounts, and provided you have an ignition source)

Re:BOOM (3, Funny)

nizo (81281) | more than 7 years ago | (#17716864)

Yeah I can see it now:


- Design lil nanowalkers
- Pave path directly to target with copper. Design another lil nanowalker that walks in front of the rest, clearing debris out of the way.
- Set the one carrying flammable stuff going, and wait a few thousand years for it to get to the destination. Have a few flaming nano-walkers to let go a few minutes after you let the first one go.
- Multiple by a few million for an explosion that people can actually see.


If this doesn't say "DoD grant" nothing does.

Look Out... (1)

ruben.gutierrez (913239) | more than 7 years ago | (#17716832)

... for those banana molecules!!!

stop global warming (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17717426)

so now we only have to build a ladder into the space and all this little molecules can
carry away our co2 pollution....

get your hummers out of the garage!

FINALLY I can reach my maximum fatness (1)

Aqua OS X (458522) | more than 7 years ago | (#17717652)

I've be trying to become morbidly obese, but this is hard work. If I didn't need to move any of my molecules, that would probably be a big help.

trollk0re (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17718220)

show that FrEeBSD

Awwwww (1)

nocookieforyou (1054250) | more than 7 years ago | (#17719046)

How adorable! I can just imagine the little thing walking about carrying its little loads.
I want one!!!

Submit!..... (1)

IHC Navistar (967161) | more than 7 years ago | (#17719412)

Someone will ask me how my nano movers are:

          "Belligerant and numerous!

Data transfer speed? (1)

RealGrouchy (943109) | more than 7 years ago | (#17719866)

The nano-worker can now carry two CO2 molecules. And like yourself when you carry two heavy bags, this nano-worker is slower when it carries other molecules.

Interesting... how does the speed compare to mailing DVDs from LA to New York?

- RG>
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  • em
  • strong
  • tt
  • blockquote
  • div
  • quote
  • ecode

"ecode" can be used for code snippets, for example:

<ecode>    while(1) { do_something(); } </ecode>