Nanovibronics is a new analytical science that combines solid state electronics and photonics to capture and interrogate molecular dipole "vibrations" of individual molecules. This technology is patent pending, but will likely not be published until a series of patents begin to issue in about 2019-2020. If you don't want to wait, read on, ...
About the figure,
Shown is a lotus leaf glistening with globes of water. Lotus leaves are marvelous examples of nanostructured material. Here the contact angle of water is seen to be almost 180 degrees. And interestingly, the droplets seem to coalesce in the venous grooves of the leaf. Biomimetic design and engineering have increasingly taken center stage in bottom-up nanoengineering of synthetic structures.
Leeuwenhoek was the first to describe a world in a droplet of water. In our 21st century version of a microscope, we substitute sapphire for glass and see into coherent quantum phenomena, "coherent" defining events that can be reproduced and digitized, (without the large uncertainties of electron tunneling), in a solid state device the size of a micro SD memory card.
The lotus is reflected in our logo (below).
This is the next Industrial Revolution. Here are six examples of its transformative effects (KKL).
1. Genomic analysis increasingly is seen as part of the study of health and disease, and molecular pathologists such as George Church are already discussing rejuvenation, ageing, and corrective therapy. Even in the 1990's, one of my favorite professors, Mel Simon at UCSD, was able to demonstrate in a semester the impact this will have, beginning from the simple model of Sickle Cell hemoglobinopathy to more complex systems such as immunocompetence, mitochondriopathies and cancer. Cancer may be the first to fall to bioIT. Instant genome acquisition is a gateway technology to its understanding and conquest. Thirty years later, we now know that this will be achieved in our lifetime.
2. Sensors are hard pressed to detect trace amounts of explosives in the gas phase, yet many of the chemicals associated with bomb making are volatile. By constructing a crystal surface with a hydrophobic coupling system, the adsorption of a volatile can be coupled to a precise digital signature of the molecule by a "reader" more sensitive than a dog's nose.
3. In process engineering, just as an example, communities of organisms that are associated with CO2 sequestration in the ocean (i.e., the "Biological Pump") are instantly analyzed and community growth conditions in a gyre-located lithification process are optimized for growth of coccolithophorids by feeding a trace mineral solution into the surface community of the neuston. Process control is achieved using a feedback loop that includes epigenetic analysis of the metagenome to assess growth rates of community members. Coccolithophorids, because of their heavier shells, enhance the flux of lithogenic CO2 below the 100-year horizon.
4. Just as introduction of Vitamin A into rice, and nitrogen fixation into corn, are "next generation" green revolution technologies, the impact of genetically engineered crops on ecosystems can be accurately assessed by observing changes in the metagenome of the community. GMOs can be readily detected. The technology completely replaces standard microbiological assays for detecting disease organisms and foreign genes in food and water. Darn, we can even diagnose the health of bee colonies in 15 minutes, before there is any sign of infection with mites.
5. A synthetic chromosome (Chromosome 26) is introduced into the human organism at conception. The chromosome is supplied with its own centriole and telomers, and carries a toolbox for alerting physicians of impending pathologies and for repairing the same where a genetic splice is possible and for cell suicide if malignancy develops.
6. Stressors, what do they cost? The average person can assess their likely lifespan with a 15 min test of telomer length distribution in a peripheral blood sample. Think about what that means. And for more, read on ...
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