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Originally posted by semperfoo
What will nanotech do as far as bodybuilding?
Im talking about people who are bodybuilders... Could these tiny machines be used to tear down, then repair new muscles all the while building larger muscles without the individual touching a single weight?
[edit on 013131p://0112am by semperfoo]
Originally posted by psychederic
reply to post by grahag
Maybe the childlike and immature are those who cannot refuse technology, and whom cannot think deeply about the technology.
those are the sheep : and they are the sheep for everything.
[edit on 8-12-2009 by psychederic]
[edit on 8-12-2009 by psychederic]
It's a genie, but there's no way to stop the development of a technology once it's been made feasible. The best thing you can do is get a responsible group of people to try to limit harmful development.
I’m William Campbell Douglass I.I., M.D. I’ve been called “the conscience of modern medicine,” and the National Health Federation voted me “Doctor of the Year.”
But, I’ve also been labeled a “maverick”, and several less flattering names too, by some of the biggest names in the government and health establishments – but, hey, that’s part of the territory. And my territory is everywhere…
•I’ve flown with US Navy crews as a flight surgeon…
•Saved lives as a long-time emergency physician…
•Battled malaria in bullet-torn regions of Central America…
•Fought deadly epidemics at my own health clinic in Africa…
•Worked alongside doctors at Russia’s renowned Pasteur Institute…
•I’ve even been called before Congress (they never asked me back)…
And if there’s one undeniable fact I’ve learned in 40 years of treating patients all over the world, it’s that…
There is no such thing
as an undeniable medical fact!
Hidden hazards of nano-ingredients
I never thought I’d say this, but there’s something in your food that’s even worse than sugar… and this microscopic new threat isn’t even listed on the ingredients label.
These tiny terrors are called “nanoparticles” or “nanomaterials,” and they’ve been scientifically engineered to make foods look better and last longer.
But when it comes to nano, just say no-no — because nanotechnology, as it’s called, is wildly unregulated and dangerously untested. In fact, we have no idea at all what this junk might to do humans — yet you’re probably eating it right now.
Welcome to your new life as a supermarket lab rat.
What little we do know is downright frightening: A two-year study on animals at UCLA found nano-titanium dioxide — the most common nanoparticle — caused DNA and chromosome damage, according to AOL News.
The researchers say this kind of severe damage could lead to cancer, heart disease and brain disease… and yet these nano-particles are turning up in everything from fruit and vegetable coatings to salad dressing to ice cream.
We used to call that food tampering. Instead, the mad scientists behind this sick scheme are considered industry pioneers.
Meanwhile, the FDA is so in the dark on this one that they won’t even admit it’s in your food… even if its own experts say it is. In fact, the AOL News report found that 20 of the world’s top food makers have their own nano-labs or contracts with universities to develop nano-ingredients for them.
And because there’s no requirement to list these particles on nutritional labels, there’s no way of knowing if your food has been nano-tainted… and therefore no way to avoid it.
It’s reaching the point where the only way to be safe is to grow your own — and if you have the time and space, don’t wait — spring is here. Start planting today.
The team of researchers from the Rowland Institute at Harvard University claim that their technique, which they call "single molecule centrifugation," offers dramatic improvements in throughput and cost compared with more established techniques.
"By combining a microscope and a centrifuge, forces can be applied to many molecules at once while simultaneously observing their nano-to-microscale motions," explains author Wesley P. Wong, a Principal Investigator at Rowland.
Originally posted by SaturnFX
I have been following the nano movement for about 12 years now, was a active member of nanodot.org and foresight.org for ages.
Ultimately, the hopes and dreams are high, but the progress is exceptionally slow.