Nanotechnology Printer On The Horizon

Desktop printers are advancing in revolutionary ways, from 3-D printers that could in principle help manufacture robots at home to cell-placing biotechnological machines that researchers hope could one day fabricate organs on demand. Now scientists are developing a desktop system to create nanosized devices whose parts are just molecules in size, potentially unshackling such inventions from the multibillion-dollar foundries currently required to make them.

Working at scales on the order of billionths of a meter could lead to circuitry far more powerful than modern electronics, as well as devices that incorporate biomolecules to, for instance, analyze genes. Continue reading “Nanotechnology Printer On The Horizon”