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June 9, 2010 AT 6:15 pm

Part-Human, Part-Machine Transistor Devised

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Part-Human, Part-Machine Transistor Devised

Man and machine can now be linked more intimately than ever, according to a new article in the journal ACS Nano Letters. Scientists have embedded a nano-sized transistor inside a cell-like membrane and powered it using the cell’s own fuel.


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1 Comment

  1. cool, but it’s not really in a cell
    also what happens if a cell divides, might ruin it, looks like it would need other proteins attached
    too bad they didn’t link to the actual journal
    i’m wondering how they measured it and what the results were
    and how they disserned from natural membrane potentials and ions

    plus the possibility that nanotubes could be carcinogenic could undermine the whole thing

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