A description of MEMS
A description of MEMS
Scary, but I suppose Feynman would be pleased.
So small that they'll make watchmakers go blind.
Although news and information about nanotechnology isn't particularly novel at this point, I give high marks to the site owner for creating a measured, cautionary Investing page and for providing Links to other science-centric sites for further study. Maybe the promise of Optics will be fulfilled after all...
now, THAT is really interesting. newton's laws are not necessary...
Imagine a machine so small that it is imperceptible to the human eye. Imagine working machines no bigger than a grain of pollen. Imagine thousands of these machines batch fabricated on a single piece of silicon, for just a few pennies each. Imagine a world where gravity and inertia are no longer important, but atomic forces and surface science dominate. Imagine a silicon chip with thousands of microscopic mirrors working in unison, enabling the all optical network and removing the bottlenecks from the global telecommunications infrastructure. You are now entering the microdomain, a world occupied by an explosive technology known as MEMS. A world of challenge and opportunity, where traditional engineering concepts are turned upside down, and the realm of the "possible" is totally redefined.
MEMS are quietly changing the way you live, in ways that you might never imagine. The device that senses your car has been in an accident, and fires the airbag is a MEMS device. Most new cars have over a dozen MEMS devices, making your car safer, more energy efficient, and more environmentally friendly. MEMS are finding their way into a variety of medical devices, and everyday consumer products.
Absolutely the future of technology! Very impressive and important.
MEMS are microelectrical mechanical systems. MEMS are larger than nanometer-sized devices, and both scales can work together powerfully to maximize available surface area to do useful work. This is an excellent site devoted to MEMS manufacturing and MEMS products.
Mems... now you all know what they really sell in those "make you larger" ads!
Snazzy.. and relative to my work so yay!
Next - harnessing the raw energy of dust mites.
Good site explaining the basics of MEMS