A Microscopic Submarine in My Blood: Science Based on the by Sylvain Martel

By Sylvain Martel

This e-book describes on the introductory point how glossy expertise has made the situation of the vintage science-fiction motion picture Fantastic Voyage a truth. The motion picture is ready a submarine and its group individuals being gotten smaller to microscopic dimension and ventured into the physique. precisely 50 years following the discharge of the movie, such truth takes the shape of a clinical interventional room able to mimicking this situation. in accordance with 15 years of extensive learn and improvement by means of the world-leading staff during this particular box, the booklet is going in the course of the scenes of the motion picture whereas explaining the way it is carried out during this first-of-a-kind interventional facility.

This is the 1st ebook that explains the basics of navigation of healing brokers within the vascular community. The scope of the booklet is twofold: (1) to begin readers into a variety of applied sciences, together with, yet now not restricted to, nanotechnology, robotics, and biochemistry (more importantly, it indicates how serious the combination of most of these disciplines is to fixing difficulties that certainly require a multidisciplinary environment); (2) to motivate the more youthful new release via exhibiting that technology and know-how can convey one all over with the ability to remodel fiction to fact which can support humankind.

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So these particles must be sufficiently small to be rejected by the body after the mission is completed. In these cases, these smaller submarines rely instead on many smaller “engines” or “nanoengines” working together to provide sufficient propelling force to accomplish the mission. This is somewhat the same approach as an aircraft relying on four engines versus a monomotor. So, when these miniature submarines made of a biodegradable 46 the submarine material gradually fall apart, the ferromagnetic particles still acting as small magnets will attract each other.

One nanometer corresponds to only ten hydrogen atoms (the smallest atom in the universe that we know so far) aligned side by side. It is rather small. To help further put that in perspective, a sheet of newspaper is approximately the same thickness as a human hair, divide that by 100,000 and you get 1 nanometer. So, the facility is called the NanoRobotics Lab because it links the principles of robotics with nanotechnology to implement things like a small “submarine with its crew” capable of navigating in the bloodstream.

Propulsion power 41 see in Fig. 4, the external side of the submarine’s wall is hydrophilic which is desirable considering that blood is a fluid. But the interior is hydrophilic as well meaning that unlike the submarine in the movie where the living space is filled with air, the living space inside the submarine for our crew members is completely flooded with an aqueous solution. This suggests that our crew members should be able to survive in a fluid environment, otherwise they would need to carry an oxygen tank like divers do, the latter not being a valuable solution for us.

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