The first thing that I thought was interesting about Gabriel's talk was how all the sciences fit into nanotechnology. He had a picture with Nanotechnology in the center and Chemistry, Biology, Physics, and Engineering interconnecting with it. He talked about how the word nano can scare people and how micro is becoming the new thing because it is not scary to people. Nano is the scale where assembly occurs at biology level. He does a lot of work with Atomic Force Microscopy, this works by using a small tip about 2 Nano meters in size to trace over samples and detect things such as chlorosomes. It draws a picture on the computer and the places where there are chlorosomes will be raised up. This machine can also be used to move the chlorosomes out of the way to see what is under them. I thought this technology was very interesting and I would like to actually get to see it in action.
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