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One Respirocyte

Image 138      
Title:   One Respirocyte  
Date:   1999  
Artist(s):   Forrest Bishop  
Image Size:   88,761 bytes   [CLICK to download]
Image Dimensions:   640 X 480 pixels    
Image Palette:   Color    
Image Description:  

Closeup of a completed respirocyte, in an unusual pose with the equatorial belt running vertically. The artificial respirocyte is a hollow, spherical medical nanorobot exactly 1 micron in diameter. This nanomachine is built of 18 billion precisely arranged structural atoms, and holds an additional 9 billion molecules when it is fully loaded with gas, fuel, and water. Four pumping stations, of a total of twelve, are partly or completely visible in the image.

Copyright Info:   © Copyright 1999 Interworld Productions, LLC, P.O. Box 30121, Seattle, WA 98103. For reprint permission, please contact Forrest Bishop at forrestb@ix.netcom.com. The Respirocyte was conceived and designed by Robert A. Freitas Jr., whose permission is also required.
Print Source(s):   Robert A. Freitas Jr., "Respirocytes in Nanomedicine," Graft: Organ and Cell Transplantation 52(May 2050):151, Fig. 2 (special "Future Issue").
Online Source(s):   None

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