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Off the top of my (bald) head....... 1. Medical nanotech- microbots that can enter the bloodstream will be able to effect repairs to internal injuries, seal ruptured organs and blood vessels, etc., that cannot be treated effectively by present-day AAMF (Advanced Area Medical Facility, the modern-day MASH) techniques. Result; more WIAs survive, including ones who would be triage'd out today. Each soldier having his or her own "resident" team of nanomedics, injected during BT, is not out of the question. (Think of the advantages on a 24-hr furlough!) 2. Attack Nanotech; On the (nasty) flipside, the same technology would permit nanobots to be used to attack enemy troops. Release them into the air, they enter through the respiratory system- and suddenly, the enemy army all drop dead. (Or maybe just become willing, mindless slaves- courtesy of drugs plus impromptu brain surgery.) Needless to say, future "medical nanobots" will probably incorporate IFF and "active countermeasures" to protect their host from this sort of indignity. (One can imagine nanobots drawing their teeny-tiny cutlasses- well, molecular scalpels- and putting out an all-hands "Stand by to repel boarders!" call. Arr, matey.) 3. Nanoswarms- Less deadly, but more generally possible, short-term. Clouds of nanobots released over enemy forces. Mission; EAT said forces' vehicles. Did you ever see the "Rocky And Bullwinkle" cartoon with the six-foot metal-munching mice? Think six-nanometer, metal-and-composite-munching >termites
Originally posted by LocoHombre
they're also coming up with gecko-gloves, and gecko tape.
gecko gloves will give humans the ability to climb on glass roofs and ceilings, much like geckos.
gecko tape will replace stitches. they are going to take the nanohairs, reproduce them in labs, and make them biocompatable.
The duration of symptoms depends partly on the rate of AChE reactivation. Spontaneous reactivation depends on the chemical structure attached to the enzyme. The reactivation of the inhibited enzyme can be facilitated considerably by special compounds (oxymes). Several of these compounds have become important antidotes in the treatment of pesticide poisonings. The inhibition enzyme may also be transformed into a state where no spontaneous reactivation occurs and where oximes are no longer capable of reactivating it. The phenomenon is called “aging” and is characterized by removal of one of the alkyl groups form the phosphoryl groups attached to the enzymes. The rapidity of inhibited AChE aging depends on the chemical nature of the phosphorylating materials.
It must be noted that in the materials previously found by other patients exposed to advance nanomicrobic materials/nano particles phosphorus was present in other exposed individuals. Over the last year the individual has experienced the following classical AChE symptoms with the appropriate site of action (target organ system): Site of Action Signs and Symptoms Eyes Increased lacrimation, slight myosis (occasional unequal, later marked, blurred vision, eye pain when focusing, frontal headaches, conjunctive hyperemia.
Respiratory System Rhinorrhea, hyperemia (local exposure), tightness in chest, Prolonged wheezing, bronchoconstriction, increased secretion, dispnea (not enough air), slight chest pain, cough, edema of the lung. Gastrointestinal System Increased salivation, anorexia, vomiting, abdominal Cramps, epigastric and substernal tightness (cardiospasm) with “heartburn” and eructation, diarrhea, tenesumus, involuntary defection (fecal incontinence).
Sweat Glands Increased sweating. Striated Muscles Easy fatigue, mild weakness, twitching, fasciculation’s (more Pronounced at the side of exposure), cramps, generalized weakness including respiratory muscles, dispnea, cyanosis.