Tuesday, August 17, 2010
A Unique Homage to Michael Crichton...
...and I just found several of his books among my collection today. Curious serendipity!
"Almost exactly one year ago, two Chinese women earned the distinction of becoming the first humans to be killed by nanotechnology, after nanoparticles in a paint used in their poorly ventilated factory took residence in their lungs, causing respiratory failure. Now a team of researchers at North Carolina State have developed a method of modeling the way nanoparticles interact with biological systems, giving medical and nanotech researchers their first means to predict how a given particle will move through a human body."
See: System For Predicting How Nanoparticles Affect the Human Body Could Save Us from Our Tech