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One Respirocyte

Image 138      
Title:   One Respirocyte  
Date:   1999  
Artist(s):   Forrest Bishop  
Image Size:   88,761 bytes   [CLICK to download]
Image Dimensions:   640 X 480 pixels    
Image Palette:   Color    
Image Description:  

Closeup of a completed respirocyte, in an unusual pose with the equatorial belt running vertically. The artificial respirocyte is a hollow, spherical medical nanorobot exactly 1 micron in diameter. This nanomachine is built of 18 billion precisely arranged structural atoms, and holds an additional 9 billion molecules when it is fully loaded with gas, fuel, and water. Four pumping stations, of a total of twelve, are partly or completely visible in the image.

Copyright Info:   © Copyright 1999 Interworld Productions, LLC, P.O. Box 30121, Seattle, WA 98103. For reprint permission, please contact Forrest Bishop at The Respirocyte was conceived and designed by Robert A. Freitas Jr., whose permission is also required.
Print Source(s):   Robert A. Freitas Jr., "Respirocytes in Nanomedicine," Graft: Organ and Cell Transplantation 52(May 2050):151, Fig. 2 (special "Future Issue").
Online Source(s):   None

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