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1989-01. Burgess, J. Richards, E. & Hamilton, M. 1/1/89. Full-service phone lines. WP p. h.01AT&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 lightNeed for better, more efficient technology; creating faster computers with the assumption that faster is betterISDN lines; machines as small as molecules; building 100 atoms needed to construct small computer would take 1 minute. Molecular assemblyEnvision 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. A5Synaptics Inc. of San Jose; Stephen Grossberg and Ennio Mingolla, computer science professors at Boston Universitycomputers 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 circuitsmathematics, biology, TVstudying 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. A03National 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 epitaxyThis steady march toward the infinitely small is largely driven by the microelectronics industry, which craves ever smaller and therefore faster switches and circuitstransistors and wires microchips packed with millions of switches and thousands of tiny laser sources that could beam info across the landscape of the chipengineers and scientists are working on different yet similar projects throughout the countrybetter, 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. C3New magazine called Mondo 2000 has audience of computer hackers, novelists, and futurists. The article cynically refers to these people as 'cyberpunks'N/AArticle starts off saying that a new, almost 'science fiction' magazine, called Mondo 2000 recently came out, containing crazy ideas - for example nanotechnologyMondo 2000 is a new magazine for people interested in futuristic ideas, and turning them into realitiestechnology, TV's, computers, chatlinesnanotechnology 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.5Frederick Turner, Founders Professor of Arts and Humanities at UT @ Dallasrecombinant DNAusing 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 lifescience fictioncreating 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