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The Future Of Nanotechnology And Computers So Small You Can Swallow Them

from NPR

While we aren't shrinking humans quite yet, scientists are working with nanotechnology to send computers inside patients for a more accurate and specific, diagnosis. Albert Swiston, a biomaterials scientist at MIT, is testing a tiny pill that combines a microphone, a thermometer and a battery to collect several measures at once from inside a body. [Says Swiston,] "As electronics get smaller and smaller, more capabilities can be put onto one of these devices. Being able to travel in the bloodstream or affect the nervous system, I think, is the next great frontier of medicine." more


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