Re: EUREKA et al: IBM scientists discover nanotech communicationmethod

From: Michael M. Butler (
Date: Thu Feb 03 2000 - 08:49:04 MST

> many various ways for nanobots to communicate
> > in Nanomedicine. You probably don't want to go to "light" unless
> > you need to go long distances. If you do, you need waveguides
> > installed.

Indeed, the described elliptical two-foci confinement on a plane seems
to me to be just about the smallest physically-implementable
"waveguide". Hard to generalize, as interpolating between the
researcher's comments might reveal. That said, it's a pretty nifty hack.

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