Saturday, August 29, 2009

Taken: First Picture Of A Molecule!

Above: A pentacene molecule. Kind of resembles the following picture, doesn't it?


Scientists from IBM used an atomic force microscope (AFM) to reveal the chemical bonds within a molecule.

'This is the first time that all the atoms in a molecule have been imaged,' lead researcher Leo Gross said.


'If you think about how a doctor uses an X-ray to image bones and organs inside the human body, we are using the atomic force microscope to image the atomic structures that are the backbones of individual molecules,' said IBM researcher Gerhard Meyer.

The team from IBM Research Zurich said the results could have a huge impact of the field of nanotechnology, which seeks to understand and control some of the smallest objects known to mankind.

Just had to post it. It's fascinating. Sounds like it might open the door to discoveries and inventions the likes of which we haven't even imagined yet.

Science we can believe in. Real science. We can see it for ourselves. It's being shown to us, not just claimed. And they're not trying to scare the hell out of us, unlike the global-warmer/climate-changer IPCC "scientists".

These guys obviously are working with a real "sound science". Unlike the wacko, fringe-element, loony "scientists" who claimed, based on theory, stupid computer programs and fraudulent data, that it's our fault that there's gonna soon be "catastrophic climate change". Big difference between a real science and greed-and-politics-inspired science fiction masquerading as such.