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Monday, November 28, 2005

Molecular Motors at the Limits of Nanotechnology (0 comments)

Mr. Argument-from-Ignorance saith, "Ask yourself, Why do biological systems exhibit molecular machines at the smallest level permissible by the properties of matter? 'Evolution' provides less and less a convincing answer."

I'm going to hazard a guess: it involves energy constraints, especially since, as far as anyone can tell, life began small. A second guess: it's being worked on in a lab somewhere.

(Interested biologists or physicists, feel free to correct me on either point.)

Filed under: Theory? What theory?


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