Monday, August 31, 2009

Single Molecule Photographed

Every so often, we come across one of these amazing scientific developments that will shape technology for generations. Earlier this year, I posted an entry announcing the discovery of a new battery type.

Today, I'm passing along the news that scientists at IBM have photographed a single molecule. This has never, ever been done before. The long-term effects could be remarkable. We'll gain deeper understanding into the true nature of molecules. Molecular biologists will have new tools to develop treatments for what are currently incurable diseases. Now we'll be able to actually see how various conditions affect the structure of molecules. This will enable us to predict molecular behavior and adapt materials and liquids and gases to that behavior. This is exciting stuff.

Read more here: Single Molecule Pictured

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