Bacteria in the Shell: A Nano-bio Hybrid for Solar Energy Capture

As a fan of sci-fi, I recently watched two classic movies: the original Star Wars (which you’re probably familiar with) and Ghost in the Shell (a post-cyberpunk Japanese animation). Both movies had a very interesting commonality: human-machine hybrids. But what does this have to do with nanotechnology? In the Star Wars movies, the only thing …

Nano in the Movies

Science and engineering topics appear in many movies – think of the gadgets in the James Bond series. Star Trek, Star Wars, and other long-standing science fiction series, of course, are full of futuristic transportation, infrastructure, devices and weapons.   The word “nanotechnology” was coined in 1974 by Norio Taniguchi1, and it began appearing in …