Tuesday, April 29, 2008
"Researchers at the USC Information Sciences Institute have demonstrated a way to manufacture miniscule containers that might be used to deliver precise micro- or even nano- quantities of drugs.
According to ISI project leader Peter Will, who is a research professor in the Viterbi School of Engineering, the new technique, described in a paper in the Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, is a two-step process. Part one is the creation of flat patterns, origami, of exactly the fold up shapes familiar to kindergarten children making paper pyramids, cubes or other solids, except that these are as small as 30 micrometers on a side. (1 inch = 25,400 micrometers)"
Aaaaaaaahhhh!!! So cool! The science of small is so hot right now.
Click here for the full story from Information Sciences Institute.
Slap a FedEx logo on the side, fire up the Matter Compiler, and we're off!