This news just in:
A ‘buckyball’ — a spherical molecule made up of 60 carbon atoms — has been turned into a vial just big enough to hold a single water molecule….
The authors say that uses for the vial could include acting as a carrier for drugs in the body.
As The Onion might ask, What do you think?
As I’ve said, scientists are held to a high standard when talking about scientific results with their peers, and a noticeably different standard when talking about potential applications with everyone else.
This just might be a cumulative problem for the credibility of science regarding (for example) climate change, and maybe even the potential of nanotechnology.