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Nanotechnology geeks salivate over latest tools

While we wouldn’t call it nanotech porn exactly, as Wired magazine does, we agree that for us nanotech geeks it’s great fun to see nanotechnology tools up close. If you missed the MRS show in San Francisco this week, here’s the next best thing: photos of the latest nanotech-relevant machinery:

Nanotech tool vendors hawked their wares to innovative engineers at the spring meeting of the Materials Research Society this week at San Francisco’s Moscone Center. We took a break from presentations on molecular motors and the mechanical properties of human skin to take a walk across the showroom floor. What follows are close-ups of some of the most precise molecular-building and measurement tools in the world.

Materials science has much better PR these days since nanotech has heated up. —Christine

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