Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Bacteria making nanowires.

I constantly amaze myself with my predictive powers. I said that we'd be soon making bacteria that will manufacture carbon nanotubes for us. Well these guys found a bacteria already doing it and identified the gene responsible. It's only a matter of time now.

And when we suddenly decide that we need carbon nanotube fiber by the ton for all it's engineering uses, we'll simply suck it out of the atmosphere using big vats of bacteria. I now predict that our current issues with carbon dioxide and global warming will reverse itself with quotas on how much carbon we can mine from the air.


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