ALFRED PASIEKA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY ALFRED PASIEKA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Nanotechnology virus. Conceptual computer artwork of an artificial virus created with nanotechnology. Nanotechnology is the branch of engineering concerned with constructing devices at the molecular level, specifying the placement of each atom. This hypothetical nanomachine is modelled on a bacteriophage, a type of virus that attacks bacteria. Such devices are far beyond current technology. They could be constructed for use in medicine, for example to act as an artificial immune system.
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