Respirocytes: Nanobot Technology Aiding Respiration
I still can’t get my head around nanobots and mini-medicine: I think I was spoiled by watching ‘Innerspace’ at my seventh or eighth birthday party. It’s amazing what can be done, and respirocytes are a great example.
Teaching idea: get your group to write a narrative for this short clip, outlining in brief how respirocytes work. They might want to import the clip into SMART Notebook and include more diagrams and the like in their presentation.
The Foresight Nanotech Institute has some good, though heavy, background information on the subject. It might also give some of the Bio/Phys fence-straddlers food for thought in their uni choices. I’d be interested to know what kinds of degree pathways bring you into this field – it seems to be where the money is. Biomedical Engineering? Medical Materials Engineering? Robotics?