Buckyballs are the small, spherical, ridiculously fun, neodynium magnets that last year were recalled for posing "a substantial risk of injury and death to children and teenagers." Here's what happens when you combine a hefty lump of these high-powered magnets with a high-powered blender.
The key to nanotechnology may not be making tiny structures out of individual molecules. It may be forcing those structures to build themselves. And scientists appear to have found a way to make that happen.
Artificial intelligences aren't going to take over Earth by building a bunch of robotic fashion models to karate-chop us to death. Instead, the A.I. takeover will come from a nasty nano-tech sludge that consumes all matter in its path to recreate itself endlessly. This "gray goo" scenario has popped up in novels by…