Friday, October 7, 2016

A big achievement for tiny machines!

... and I mean tiny! Like thinner-than-a-hair tiny.

Now we make mighty, big manly-type machines - the kind that will grow hair on your chest. But we appreciate the amazing technology of molecular machines and so does the Nobel Prize committee.

3 win Nobel chemistry prize for world's tiniest machines
"STOCKHOLM — Three scientists won the Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for developing the world's smallest machines, 1,000 times thinner than a human hair but with the potential to revolutionize computer and energy systems... Molecular machines are molecules with controllable movements, which can perform a task when energy is added, the academy said..." (read full Fox News story here: http://www.foxnews.com/science/2016/10/05/3-win-nobel-chemistry-prize-for-worlds-tiniest-machines.html)

And you thought threading a needle on sewing equipment in dim light was a major accomplishment - how about molecular machines? Amazing technology!

Why does GSG find this so fascinating? This may help explain...
"...The molecular motor is at the same stage as the electric motor was in the 1830s, when scientists displayed various spinning cranks and wheels, unaware that they would lead to electric trains, washing machines, fans and food processors," the academy said..." (exceprt from same Fox News story)
No, we have no current need for a molecular machine today. Frankly it may never be of practical use to us in our lifetime, but GSG is always seeking new innovations and we applaud those that push those technology frontiers even further.

So take a look - a very, very close look - at molecular machines and imagine the possibilities. That's how current, practical innovation works. Take a look at our recent innovation break-trough's and imagine the possibilities of how it can improve your mattress manufacturing process.