News itemBiologists on the verge of creating new life form: http://richarddawkins.net/article,3088,n,n
      – Korinthian, 2008-09-10 at 22:22:19   (20 comments)

On 2008-09-10 at 22:22:56, Korinthian wrote...
Fascinating stuff. We are just a few steps away to create cells that could zoom around your body doing all kinds of neat things.
On 2008-09-10 at 22:24:47, Baslisks wrote...
@Korinthian: nano machines?
On 2008-09-10 at 22:27:33, Korinthian wrote...
@Baslisks: I guess you could call them that. I always imagined nano machines as something else, though, like little metal space ships flying around inside of you.
On 2008-09-10 at 22:29:51, BorgClown wrote...
@Korinthian: Flying in syrupy, thick blood plasma. Talk about slow motion.
On 2008-09-10 at 22:29:54, Baslisks wrote...
@Korinthian: Whats the difference between nano's and cells?
On 2008-09-10 at 22:32:11, Korinthian wrote...
Well, if I've got it right, I think nano is on an even smaller level than the cellular.
On 2008-09-10 at 22:33:33, Baslisks wrote...
@Korinthian: I think you are right. Maybe we could have cells create nano machines. That would work.
On 2008-09-10 at 22:36:57, BorgClown wrote...
1 nanometer = 1/1,000,000,000 m. You're talking of virus-sized machines.
On 2008-09-10 at 22:37:29, Baslisks wrote...
@BorgClown: So cells making viruses... I think they already do that. Perfect app.
On 2008-09-10 at 22:37:52, BorgClown wrote...
My bad, after checking that, it's 1/1,000,000,000,000 m
On 2008-09-10 at 22:39:30, BorgClown wrote...
My las comment is wrong, disregard it. That'll teach me not to distrust my memory so much.
On 2008-09-10 at 22:40:12, Korinthian wrote...
@BorgClown: You use the metric system in Mexico, right?
On 2008-09-10 at 22:41:04, BorgClown wrote...
@Korinthian: Yes, we do. As far as I know, only USA and England use imperial units.
On 2008-09-10 at 22:41:50, Baslisks wrote...
@BorgClown: I hate imperial....
On 2008-09-10 at 22:43:05, Korinthian wrote...
@BorgClown: *high five*
On 2008-09-10 at 22:44:58, BorgClown wrote...
Relevant unit system comic: http://ars.userfriendly.org/cartoons/?id=20080824
On 2008-09-10 at 22:46:35, Lee J Haywood wrote...
The UK is mostly metric, it's the old-timers that still use imperial - with a few exceptions, such as roads measured in miles and TVs measured in inches... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imperial_units#United_Kingdom
On 2008-09-10 at 22:49:50, BorgClown wrote...
@Lee J Haywood: My everyday contact with imperial units comes from the fact that screens are universally (and wrongly) measured in inches. I suppose plumbers and mechanics get it worse.
On 2008-09-10 at 22:52:07, Baslisks wrote...
What you going to do? Start fighting the manufacturing companies.
On 2008-09-10 at 22:54:29, BorgClown wrote...
@Baslisks: Resignate, I suppose. And always use metrics if I'm delivering a physical product.