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DavidDvorkin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 05:01 PM
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World's smallest electric motor made from a single molecule
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NCarolinawoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 05:16 PM
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1. It's nice to see a good number of women worked on this project.
That little molecule had little "arms" and that teeny tiny motor spins around? I have to say this: That little molecule motor sounds kind of "CUTE".
;)
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The Doctor. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 12:17 AM
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8. Yes. But why should that be significant?
Would it be less 'cute' if the project were pursued more by men?

Personally, I think that gender should be irrelevant when it comes to, well... virtually anything. Some think that gender ascribes character or ability. I do not.

So I guess I'm just curious. Would the project have been different were it pursued entirely by men?

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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 05:20 PM
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2. Get back to me when they make a motor out of a single particle
I have a feeling evolution is going places we can't even dream about.
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DavidDvorkin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 06:08 PM
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3. History books written in the next century
will spent a lot of words on the major events of our time, and those won't be the events we would now point to. This might be one they'll be writing about.
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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 06:43 PM
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4. Amazing and frightening too.
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gristy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 06:51 PM
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5. That's some interesting work, but...
sounds like someone changed the definition of "motor".
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Lint Head Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 07:09 PM
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6. But.. we won't fit into the tiny cars.
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Kaleko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 01:29 AM
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9. LOL, that totally cracked me up.
:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 07:18 PM
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7. Science! Technology! BOO! HISS!
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