Near-term "edible nanotech"

Judy Conner, Foresight's Public Service Communications Manager, brings this UPI story by Charles Choi to our attention: Nano World: Edible nanotech on the horizon, based on work by physicist Anthony Dinsmore at U Mass Amherst. "We're creating nanoparticles that can assemble themselves and made of materials already found in foods. We're not doing any exotic chemistry," Dinsmore said [with refreshing modesty –CP] of his group's work…"The big issue for new applications in food is that the cost always has to be really low — so that excludes robots." Quite so — when we develop nanoscale robotic devices, we'll have better things to do with them than digestion.–CP

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