|1989-01. Burgess, J. Richards, E. & Hamilton, M. 1/1/89. Full-service phone lines. WP p. h.01||AT&T, Bell Labs, Eric
Drexler; FAA; Defense
Dept. NASA, Apple||-Attempting to store 1 billion years of compact disc quality sound in a device the size of 1 cubic cm.
-harness photons, units of light||Need for better, more efficient technology; creating faster computers with the assumption that faster is better||ISDN lines; machines as small as molecules; building 100 atoms needed to construct small computer would take 1 minute. ||Molecular assembly||Envision creating machines size of pin heads. Assemblers would have power to create food, shelter household objects, just about everything
|1989-02. Andrews, E. 2/11/89. Patent File/ The latest in News Ideas and Inventions. SFC. P. A5||Synaptics Inc. of San Jose; Stephen Grossberg and Ennio Mingolla, computer science professors at Boston University||computers can sense things as humans can using circuits and gates that act as neurons and pathways in the human brain.||studying the natural workings of the human body and using the same methods to create faster smaller circuits.||invention of thin film with holes one-hundred millionth of a meter with holes acting as plug-in board for tiny molecular switches (based on observation of self-assembly)…will lead to molecular memories and molecular circuits||mathematics, biology, TV||studying things at the molecular level (nanotechnology) helps in creating smaller more powerful objects, eventually using the idea of self-assembly, making our lives easier.|
|1989-03. Booth, W. 5/22/89. Where Smaller is Better:: The Frontier of Microengineering. WP. P. A03||National Science Foundation, Cornell U's School of Engineering and Applied Physics, U of CA@ Santa Barbara, U of TX@Austin, National Nanofabrication Facility at Cornell.||Making wires so thin and lasers so small that thousands of them bundled together would still be invisible to the human eye.
Research use a technique called molecular beam epitaxy||This steady march toward the infinitely small is largely driven by the microelectronics industry, which craves ever smaller and therefore faster switches and circuits||transistors and wires
microchips packed with millions of switches and thousands of tiny laser sources that could beam info across the landscape of the chip||engineers and scientists are working on different yet similar projects throughout the country||better, more efficient and faster switches, circuits, transistors, etc.|
|1989-04. Clark, D. 7/6/89. Mondo 2000: A Trip to the World of Cyberpunks. SFC. P. C3||New magazine called Mondo 2000 has audience of computer hackers, novelists, and futurists. The article cynically refers to these people as 'cyberpunks'||N/A||Article starts off saying that a new, almost 'science fiction' magazine, called Mondo 2000 recently came out, containing crazy ideas - for example nanotechnology||Mondo 2000 is a new magazine for people interested in futuristic ideas, and turning them into realities||technology, TV's, computers, chatlines||nanotechnology seen almost as a joke at this point to the popular culture - science fiction, not taken seriously, too unrealistic. Obviously it is not a joke to scientists who are using it to change the world, one molecule at a time.|
|1989-05. Turner, F. 10/29/89. Life on Mars/ A professor's otherworldly dream. SFC. P. 12.Z.5||Frederick Turner, Founders Professor of Arts and Humanities at UT @ Dallas||recombinant DNA||using molecular technology we can recreate objects from Mars here on earth in process referred to as gardening||-Marsian canals first viewed in 1876 thought to have been created by intelligent life forms
-author does not want to prove life on mars, but rather talks about how we are trying to create Martian life||science fiction||creating plants, then insects to pollinate the plants, then animals, and eventually a "new nation of human kind" that takes Martian traits to adapt to earth, and terrestrial traits to adapt to Mars|