Re: Nano-Copters

From: Brian D Williams (
Date: Fri Nov 24 2000 - 08:07:37 MST


>According to the analysis in Robert Freitas' book Nanomedicine,
>rotors don't work well at the cellular scale. The fluid dynamics
>are wrong. Propellors rely on turbulence and vortices but it is
>hard to get that at the ultra-small scale.

Bionics, copy the biological, cilia or flagellum should do nicely,
make it out of a Buckytube.


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