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I believe the top image is the molecule made up if individual atoms, and the bottom image is a model of that molecule.





For the first time, IBM researchers in Zurich, Switzerland, have taken a 3D image of an individual molecule. Using an atomic force microscope, the researchers constructed a "force map" of pentacene, an organic molecule just 1.4 nanometers long. As the researchers explain, the technique is roughly analogous to how an x-ray machine images bones in the human body by looking through flesh. In this case, the scientists could look through the electron cloud and see the atomic backbone of the molecule. ...

http://www.physorg.com/news170685108.html

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I just amazes me how far we've come since the day of the roaming chuck wagon doctors.
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I read something the other day that the cellular code is thousands of times larger than Microsofts operating system, and is all imprinted inside the cellular structure. Thats off the chart.
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I read something the other day that the cellular code is thousands of times larger than Microsofts operating system, and is all imprinted inside the cellular structure. Thats off the chart.
And God got it right without all the errors and patches.
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Of Course the fundamental lesson of Quantum mechanics is that we cannot ever "see" these things as whatever medium we use to observe it - xrays here - alters it. i.e. Is the electron clould really denser at the end of the molecule? The model of alternating double bonds or more likely evenly distributed electron clouds doesn't show this. Absolutely amazing anyway!!!!

Oh my polycyclic aromatic.....Can you say Organic thin film transmitters (semiconductors) ???? I can only imagine how these babies are going to change everyhting. But hey this IS exactly what we think they look like! Fused Benzene rings are cool and the potential of the excitons (?) or whatever they are called that they can emit once excited.... is mindblowing - and where to be now I guess

There was also a great story on the latest developments in metamaterials (which I never even heard of) on the history Channel magazine for all you folks interested in this stuff.. I couldnt find that, but the invisible materials possibilities are indeed mindboggling!

http://www.informationweek.com/news/...leID=210001982

We aint "seen" nothing yet....Pun intended!!!!!

Now if we can just find a safe politically and environmentally alternative to ethanol in our gasoline ;?

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Originally Posted by chrisjb View Post
And God got it right without all the errors and patches.
Not quite, but that's why He also invented EVOLUTION.
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There is no doubt about it Bob, live tissue semicondutors is the way of the future and it is knocking at our doors.
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There is no doubt about it Bob, live tissue semicondutors is the way of the future and it is knocking at our doors.

I ain't lettin' nothin' in that don't die when shot.
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Not quite, but that's why He also invented EVOLUTION.
I was waiting for that
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I amazed at the new technology that is being tested for anti-ballistic body and vehicle armor...liquid sandwiched between materials more resistant to trauma then the kevlar and metal plates currently in use....
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Neat!
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Burn the witch!
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Wicked cool!
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Originally Posted by chrisjb View Post
And God got it right without all the errors and patches.
Like it!
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Originally Posted by chrisjb View Post
And God got it right without all the errors and patches.
What about cancer, diabetes, muscular dystrophy, ALS, and dozens and dozens of other "errors"?;?
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Drats! Foiled again. Guess I will redirect my personal group of scientists to another important task.

Has anyone successfully attached tits to a bull yet?
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Drats! Foiled again. Guess I will redirect my personal group of scientists to another important task.

Has anyone successfully attached tits to a bull yet?

Fully functional or silicone funbags?
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Molecules?? Atoms?? ;?;?
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An alkene and very cool pic.
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Originally Posted by onejacker View Post
Drats! Foiled again. Guess I will redirect my personal group of scientists to another important task.

Has anyone successfully attached tits to a bull yet?
Based on my experience in the supermarket today, I'd say that's a definite "yes".

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