If we could shrink a submarine down to the microscopic scale, could we pilot it into the human body to fight infection and perform surgery? Despite suggestions from futuristic sci-fi such as “Fantastic Voyage”, “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids”, “The Magic School Bus”, “Power Rangers”, and “Rick and Morty”, we cannot survive such shrinking and our vessel would be without a pilot. But it may still be possible to “shrink” down some of our technology and control it remotely as we will see from researchers at MIT in this week’s paper.
Author: Mike C
I study soft tissues and soft fabricated materials at Georgia Tech. How do cells come together to decide the shape of an organ? What kind of exotic elastic materials can be invented using special designer "soft modes"? Will Tron ever come to my aid so I can escape this computer?