Manufacture Close on the Bees Knees

Producing nano-machines may someday be more bee-like because even today by using sophisticated polymerization techniques, we can build up large linear molecules that then spontaneously fold themselves into three-dimensional structures without need of brick-by-brick pick-and-place construction. We may even encode directions within a molecular array for sequencing additional sub-units as well as their eventual functional complex in the contained chemical sequences. Such would be a useful direction for our research, because as every bee knows at a gut level, linear sequencing is unbeatable in its efficiency. We are ever closer on the bees' knees. We can now evaporate colloids of nano-particles, each particle smaller than three nanometers in diameter, onto surfaces to form crystallized two- or three-dimensional arrays. Analogous arrays may soon store data.

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