Mini-Fiber Mechanics on Display

 - Feb 28, 2009
References: dsc.discovery & howstuffworks
The discoveries of scientists experimenting with the thinner-than-a-human-hair fiber-like structures of nanotechnology have been documented in some amazing photographs. Captured are fibers that are self-twisting and braiding, gripping and releasing, changing color, and clumping, all in response to different stimuli. The scientists were even able to ‘program’ the fibers to mimic sculpture.

With enough understanding, we may be able to use nano-commandos to do all sorts of work, from destroying diseased cells to computing and changing the color of our walls with the flick of a switch--no paint needed.