Tag Archives: Nanotechnology

Swords To Plowshares

With the dissolution of NATO back in 2113, the Russian Federation began simultaneous assaults upon Bulgaria and Ukraine. General Zharkarov’s army advanced upon Plovdiv, Bulgaria…but the city was missing. Days later, aircraft found it, 40 miles distant. They advanced again … Continue reading

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True Birdwatchers

Jan and Mark wanted see the world’s rarest bird: the Purple-Headed Nutclutch. At the rock where the birds nested Mark said, “You see them?” “Sssh!” hissed a tree. “You’re scaring them!” “Holy crap! A talking tree!” The tree waved a … Continue reading

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Plenty To Eat

Camile was a Botanical Engineer. Experts believed her bioengineered rice would soon end world hunger. She made this rice public domain. Anyone could grow it. This angered several giant agricultural companies who complained vehemently about the profits they’d lose. Thereafter, … Continue reading

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The Catalyst

Some people in the world function as catalysts, changing society simply by being there. Ainsley Cohen produced some of his greatest inventions in the old Watt Building just outside Birmingham, Alabama. Anytime Ainsley sequestered himself there everyone knew something world-changing … Continue reading

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Practical Considerations

Dr. Thorogood looked up into the sky with pride. As the sun slipped low in the sky, the pattern of clouds contrasted beautifully. “Isn’t it fantastic?” he said. “I suppose so,” said Paul Lords, tech reporter at large. “How does … Continue reading

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The Bet

The guards led former Prime Minister Gallaway through Traiter’s Gate. Senator Broughton looked smug as he walked beside him, pleased with his victory. “What’s in it for you?” said Gallaway. “You think I’ll actually reveal my plans?” snorted Broughton. The … Continue reading

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Calibration Problem

Marconi’s submarine sandwiches were already famous when the diner upgraded their kitchens. When it was done, they claimed their nanotechnology ovens recreated their traditional flavors and textures perfectly. Quincy hoped it was true. “I’ll take the Hot Six-Inch Italian,” said … Continue reading

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