Via ComputerWorld Grazing the Nanograss : a bed of upright silicon posts a thousand times thinner than a human hair. Apllications inculde: Improved Battaries; Heat sinks for computer processors and other devices; Liquid lenses; Liquid photonics.
“Nanograss is an important technology because it combines a materials breakthrough with electronic properties that enhance the material and allow it to be used as a platform for a slew of applications,”
- The “Liquid lenses” is something that I think I remember reading in Frank Herbert’s Dune books: in the first one didn’t someone (a Atreides like Paul or Duncan) use a Binocular with a water or liquid lens that could be focused?
- Howard was kind enough to post my email to him regarding the NanoGrass story. Thanks! (and now I wish I had been more eloquent)