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11th Apr '16 8:57:51 AM TheTardisThief
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* Gavia from ''Webcomic/AliceGrove'' uses nanotechnology that lets her, among other things, levitate and create force fields.
28th Mar '16 3:36:02 PM WillKeaton
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** Non-Newtonian liquid suspensions: Basically, funny-shaped particles made by nanoengineering, floating in thick oil. Flexible when subjected to the force of human muscles, but turn ultra-rigid when compressed by something faster. Like a bullet. Body armor that can stop a rifle round and also allows one to do crunches like it wasn't there. It's basically a man-made enhancement of the forces that allow [[http://www.teachertube.com/view_video.php?viewkey=720f7702c5ab116120e0&page=1&viewtype=&category= John Tickle to walk on custard]].

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** Non-Newtonian liquid suspensions: Basically, funny-shaped particles made by nanoengineering, floating in thick oil. Flexible when subjected to the force of human muscles, but turn ultra-rigid when compressed by something faster. Like a bullet. Body armor that can stop a rifle round and also allows one to do crunches like it wasn't there. It's basically a man-made enhancement of the forces that allow [[http://www.teachertube.com/view_video.php?viewkey=720f7702c5ab116120e0&page=1&viewtype=&category= John Tickle to walk on custard]].custard.]]



* If you think about it, nanomachines are actually much OlderThanTheyThink, since proteins are essentially naturally occurring nanomachines. They are quite small, and they can accomplish functions like [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enzyme facilitating chemical reactions]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Na-K-ATPase_pump pumping substances across barriers]], and when working together can even [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Actomyosin cause macro-scale movement]] of objects [[note]]Without nanomachines, you wouldn't have been able to open this note. Reward them with a cup of a xanthine alkaloid. Preferably coffee.[[/note]].

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* If you think about it, nanomachines are actually much OlderThanTheyThink, since proteins are essentially naturally occurring nanomachines. They are quite small, and they can accomplish functions like [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enzyme facilitating chemical reactions]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Na-K-ATPase_pump pumping substances across barriers]], barriers,]] and when working together can even [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Actomyosin cause macro-scale movement]] of objects objects.[[note]]Without nanomachines, you wouldn't have been able to open this note. Reward them with a cup of a xanthine alkaloid. Preferably coffee.[[/note]].[[/note]]



** Another impressive example of an existing natural nanomachine is ATP synthase, which makes both the electric motor [[note]]specifically, a proton-motive electrostatic motor, complete with armature and stator[[/note]] ''and'' the reciprocating engine[[note]]the ATP-producing end is basically a 3-cylinder radial engine[[/note]].

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** Another impressive example of an existing natural nanomachine is ATP synthase, which makes both the electric motor [[note]]specifically, motor[[note]]specifically, a proton-motive electrostatic motor, complete with armature and stator[[/note]] ''and'' the reciprocating engine[[note]]the engine.[[note]]The ATP-producing end is basically a 3-cylinder radial engine[[/note]].engine.[[/note]]
28th Mar '16 3:34:53 PM WillKeaton
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* Featured prominently in the ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' StoryArc "[[http://www.sluggy.com/daily.php?date=000101 Kiki's Virus]]," where nanobots turn into a deadly virus thanks to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Year_2000_problem Y2K]]. Nanotechnology is also used by Dr. Crabtree for more outlandish, {{shapeshift|er}}ing purposes.

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* Featured prominently in the ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' StoryArc "[[http://www.[[http://www.sluggy.com/daily.php?date=000101 Kiki's Virus]]," "Kiki's Virus,"]] where nanobots turn into a deadly virus thanks to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Year_2000_problem Y2K]]. Y2K.]] Nanotechnology is also used by Dr. Crabtree for more outlandish, {{shapeshift|er}}ing purposes.



* There is of course an ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' [[http://xkcd.com/865/ about this]].

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* There is of course an ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' [[http://xkcd.com/865/ about this]].this.]]
28th Mar '16 3:34:16 PM WillKeaton
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* ''{{GURPS}}'' tech level progression is explicitly based on the idea that nanotechnology will take off between TL9 and TL10.

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* ''{{GURPS}}'' tech level progression is explicitly based on the idea that nanotechnology will take off between TL9 [=TL9 and TL10.=]
28th Mar '16 3:33:12 PM WillKeaton
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* In the Franchise/HarryPotter fic ''[[http://fanfic.potterheadsanonymous.com/viewstory.php?sid=65&ageconsent=ok&warning=4 Draco Malfoy and the Sins of the Father]]'', Draco tried to commit suicide after his mother was raped and killed as a punishment for his father's foul-ups, but was saved and transported to St. Mungo's where he was faced with becoming a quadruple amputee. Rather than have a crippled heir, his father had nanomachines injected into him, making him stronger, smarter and utterly incapable of committing permanent self-harm.

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* In the Franchise/HarryPotter ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' fic ''[[http://fanfic.potterheadsanonymous.com/viewstory.php?sid=65&ageconsent=ok&warning=4 Draco Malfoy and the Sins of the Father]]'', Father,]]'' Draco tried to commit suicide after his mother was raped and killed as a punishment for his father's foul-ups, but was saved and transported to St. Mungo's where he was faced with becoming a quadruple amputee. Rather than have a crippled heir, his father had nanomachines injected into him, making him stronger, smarter and utterly incapable of committing permanent self-harm.
28th Mar '16 3:31:54 PM WillKeaton
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-->-- '''Col. Corazon Santiago''', ''Planet: A Survivalist's Guide''; [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKcEwUcVBHs "The Nanofactory"]], ''VideoGame/SidMeiersAlphaCentauri''

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-->-- '''Col. Corazon Santiago''', ''Planet: A Survivalist's Guide''; [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKcEwUcVBHs "The Nanofactory"]], Nanofactory,"]] ''VideoGame/SidMeiersAlphaCentauri''
16th Jan '16 5:45:33 AM Khazzadumm
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** Though replacement wouldn't really be necessary if that one drop of nanobots could operate/last for a longer period of time, quantity would still be an issue but things would be more manageable this way.
4th Jan '16 11:29:13 PM FordPrefect
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** Nanofactories: A small, printer-sized device which isn't limited to shooting ink onto paper, ([[MundaneUtility though it could if you want it to]]). If you have the raw material for it, you could print out entire electronic integrated circuits or other complex things.

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** Nanofactories: A small, printer-sized device which isn't limited to shooting ink onto paper, paper ([[MundaneUtility though it could if you want it to]]). If you have the raw material for it, you could print out entire electronic integrated circuits or other complex things.



** Non-Newtonian liquid suspensions: Basically, funny-shaped particles made by nanoengineering, floating in thick oil. Flexible when subjected to the force of human muscles, but turn ultra-rigid when compressed by something faster. Like a bullet. Body armor that can stop a rifle round that also allows one to do crunches like it wasn't there. It's basically a man-made enhancement of the forces that allow [[http://www.teachertube.com/view_video.php?viewkey=720f7702c5ab116120e0&page=1&viewtype=&category= John Tickle to walk on custard]].
* The self replication thing commonly associated with nanobots is being researched to with some success, though generally the better a nanobot is at self replicating, the worse it is at doing anything other than that. The reason why self replicating is so crucial is because nanobots are really tiny so you need to build a lot of them to do just about anything on the scale required by humans. In fact, each nanobot has to be much less than a penny per unit, otherwise the cost ramps up dramatically. To give an example, say you use nanobots to replace red blood cells. A healthy human male has 4-6 million per ''drop'' of blood. You're looking at $40,000 at best.

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** Non-Newtonian liquid suspensions: Basically, funny-shaped particles made by nanoengineering, floating in thick oil. Flexible when subjected to the force of human muscles, but turn ultra-rigid when compressed by something faster. Like a bullet. Body armor that can stop a rifle round that and also allows one to do crunches like it wasn't there. It's basically a man-made enhancement of the forces that allow [[http://www.teachertube.com/view_video.php?viewkey=720f7702c5ab116120e0&page=1&viewtype=&category= John Tickle to walk on custard]].
* The self replication thing commonly associated with nanobots is being researched to too with some success, though generally the better a nanobot is at self replicating, the worse it is at doing anything other than that. The reason why self replicating is so crucial is because nanobots are really tiny tiny, so you need to build a lot of them to do just about anything on the scale required by humans. In fact, And because you need so many, the cost of each nanobot has to be much less than a penny per unit, otherwise the cost ramps up dramatically.tiny. To give an example, say you use nanobots to replace red blood cells. A healthy human male has 4-6 million cells per ''drop'' of blood. You're looking If your nanobots cost even one penny each, then just replacing that one drop costs at $40,000 at best.least $40,000.
4th Jan '16 11:22:49 PM FordPrefect
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Because it is so powerful, in settings where science is ''inherently'' bad expect nanotech to be right up there on the ScaleOfScientificSins.

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Because it is so powerful, in settings where science is ''inherently'' bad bad, expect nanotech to be right way up there on the ScaleOfScientificSins.
17th Dec '15 12:11:31 PM FF32
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* [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-204 SCP-204-1]] from the ''SCPFoundation'' is a swarm of [[EatingMachine carnivorous]] nanobots that seeks out a human child to act as it's GuardianEntity. Although it turns the child into an [[EnfantTerrible aggressive sociopath]] to put into danger so it has a means of gaining food.

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* [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-204 SCP-204-1]] from the ''SCPFoundation'' ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'' is a swarm of [[EatingMachine carnivorous]] nanobots that seeks out a human child to act as it's GuardianEntity. Although it turns the child into an [[EnfantTerrible aggressive sociopath]] to put into danger so it has a means of gaining food.
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