A Molecular Factory offers hope for a much better response capacity two humanitarian services and to alleviate more quickly or softer the population affected by natural disasters. Offerece-nos, assim, or following hypothetical forum:
N o space of a few years a povoação numa agraria region, isolated, of a poor country, completely destroyed by floods, leaving 5000 families with a house, a week or a half of life (to agriculture) and a potável water. In the days of the past, an event of this genre would gather all the ingredients of a humanitarian disaster of enormous dimensions.
Therefore, within a few years and thanks to molecular manufacturing (some of the most controversial subjects in research and advances in the field of nanotechnology), the situation could be solved with some helicopter trips. Thousands of technological advances originate more compact and efficient materials. The most important technological advance is now a portable nanofactory that, with the use of local materials, can build a wide variety of products for humanitarian services.
How will the new help systems work with molecular manufacturing? Imagine your first helicopter ride. Or the first contentor that I descended from the helicopter and the water system - a pre-manufactured system can be used for a quantity of just 25,000. Thanks to its curved plastic and, although it seems too fragile, it supports perfeição to pressão da agua. This is introduced without a river of suja water, joined by a fuel barrel to a small generator, and a binder or filter. After a few minutes, clean water runs through a system of tubagem placed in the refugee camp and distributing about 379,000 clean water per day.
In so far as this is the case, the helicopter or second container - or the whole or system - to a portable factory: a nanotechnology and robotics factory, weighs about 91 kg, has a target height of one person and is capable of manufacturing two tons of products. per day. It is easy to handle - an ecrã show or type and quantity of products that need to be manufactured.
Opt for more hair or more urgent, than to make campanha clothes. A manufacture of 5000 family tents lasts for three hours. From a tank linked to the helicopter, fuel was introduced to the factory and, once inside the system, or fuel was converted into finished nanotubes that were assembled. The final product "autoenche-se" is são used stones and heavy objects to keep the clothes not chão. Nessa mesma noite, first after the disaster, all the families have a place to sleep.
On the following day, 250 people received training on the nanofactory operation and 5000 people were sent to collect organic materials to be raised for the field. Enquanto isso, I have been linked to a nanofactory throughout the night to create more factories; No time we can double, assim that, pela manhã follow, there will be 256 nanofactories ready to work. The remaining fuel is used to grow chemical plants capable of transforming any organic material into fuel.
Or field is divided into 250 units for 100 people each unit. Each unit receives a nanofactory and a chemical plant capable of producing large quantities of basic services: roupa, construction materials, small prefabricated houses or stoves, including some types of food (years that it will be necessary to add vitamins and minerals). A nanofactory can produce 18 kg of services per person per day. It is enough to give each family a home logo not the first day and a stove not the second day. Everything or lixo from the population is harvested and used in chemical plants.
Or atmosphere despite comfort and strange. Aquando a dry land, little by little, the population is rebuilding. As vazias houses esvaziam-se e queimam-se. The remains are used in chemical plants. Most of the nanofactories are burned. Some two inhabitants continue to cultivate stoves and some nanofactories are kept.
This cenário reveals the enormous and exciting human potential of nanotechnology. For this, a responsible management of nanotechnology and molecular manufacturing is required.
Or original article, in English, can be consulted in this address: http://crnano.typepad.com/crnblog/2004/09/natural_disaste.html