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Old 08-25-2013, 12:53 PM
 
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This 1,600-Year-Old Goblet Shows that the Romans Were Nanotechnology Pioneers | History & Archaeology | Smithsonian Magazine

The goblet was a mystery until 1990.
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Old 08-25-2013, 12:57 PM
 
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Very interesting. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 08-25-2013, 01:48 PM
 
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Nanotechnology has always been a marketing gimmick. There has always been a continuity between the macroscale and microscale, the only difference is that we now have instruments (AFM, TEM, STM, SEM, etc.) that allow us to visualize it.

Every time you write with a pencil on paper you are patterning graphene nanomaterials. A lot of cooking, when you think about it, is really nanotechnology. All biological systems use nanotechnology. Metallurgy is nanotechnology.

The article is really neat, but as a scientist who has published in 'nanotech' subject areas, the hype is very misleading.
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Old 08-25-2013, 01:55 PM
 
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Agreed. Plus it's not nano technology in a sense that we think of it with computers so small we can't see them.
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