Re: Nanobes announced

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Sat, 20 Mar 1999 06:38:05 -0800 (PST)

---Damien Broderick <> wrote: > pressure. They grow in extremely hostile environments such as a scanning
> microscope's vacuum (cue Dr Fred Hoyle), and most astounding of all
> `appeared to move,' according to Uwins. `When I put the electron
beam on
> them, they moved away, which is not a typical mineral reaction.'


> Implications that strike me at once range from some version of the
> Andromeda Strain (`They released the Germs from Hell, which will eat
> surface world!') to the Great Filter (ditto, except that this
happens on

There is that line in that movie "In a vacuum, bombarded by electrons?" When the bug is busily reproducing under such conditions... although it
actually enjoyed that environment!


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