Short Answer Section
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8 Incredible Nanotechnologies that Actually Exist Today
The trouble with the word "nanotechnology" is that it refers mostly to an idea from science fiction and futurism: nanoscopic, self-replicating machines that can turn any piece of matter into another piece of matter in seconds.
Paul Debevec animates a photo-real digital face
TED Talks Computer graphics trailblazer Paul Debevec explains the scene-stealing technology behind Digital Emily, a digitally constructed human face so realistic it stands up to multiple takes. (Filmed at TEDxUSC.)
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Microparticles allow you to live without breathing
A research group has developed a type of microparticles can be injected directly into bloodstream to oxygenate our bodyquickly even if we could not breathe.