Every year, hundreds of thousands of Americans die on the operating table or in recovery from surgery. Surgeons are among the most intelligent people on the planet, but the reality is that the tools they use are large and crude. Medical instruments are more often suited for cutting and tearing than healing and mending, especially when it comes to the most delicate areas of the body?the heart, the brain and the eyes. But what if we had tools that were molecular in size? Could we develop a medical technology that would let us repair the body at the cellular level? DEAN OF INVENTION explores a new age of medicine that is upon us, an era of tiny robots with enormous power, including ?nanobots? that are able to enter the bloodstream, find cancerous cells without anyone?s guidance and kill them. No surgeon, no surgery, no cancer. Exactly what it might mean no one knows for sure. But one thing is certain: Medicine as we know it is about to change irrevocably.
More On Dean Kamen
FIRST Robotics Competition
Read more about technology:
9 Awesome DIY Projects for Tech Nerds
Do It Yourself Instructions Motherlode: Appropedia Wiki
Five Ways to Make Money with Green Technology
Planet Green's Technology Archive