Formally, nanotechnology is the study of manipulating matter on an atomic and molecular scale. A common trope in science fiction works set in the future.

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Story about glass particles with memory [duplicate]

I'm looking for a story I read about 40 years ago in which there is memory retaining glass... At first people place sheets of the glass in lovely places, so that it can be fitted into a window frame ...
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grey goo planet which assimilates tech and spreads through the galaxy

I read this short story a while back about this grey goo planet, figured one of you might have happened upon it. starts off with a space fleet investigating a planet grey, completely spherical, ...
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What's the title of a book about a startup which writes bioware for eyes?

Please identify this book where the protagonist is a programmer who writes software/bioware for eyes. His startup company is working on a newer version of the bioware and is in a race with the ...
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Book series with an astronomer exploring a golden egg shaped spaceship in Earth orbit

So when I was younger I got a series of books involving an astronomer with Kung fu abilities who discovers a rogue object orbiting Jupiter. Next, he and his team figure out that it has left Jupiter's ...
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Title of book: “(something) World” nanotechnology, world-wide speed limit displayed in the sky,enforced by satelite weapons?

The protagonist awakes to find himself with amnesia, and the story is his journey to self-discovery. Two features of the story are nanotechnology in his body, and a world-wide speed limit, displayed ...
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War with remotely piloted micro-machines

While waiting to get onto a computer booked at the local library about 2 years ago, I picked up a sci-fi novel whose name and author I cannot recall and began reading. Elements of the opening part of ...
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Story Identification - sci fi novel with nanotech [closed]

It takes place in a desert city (Mojave, I think) - there is nanotech, a fair amount of dystopia, genetic modification, and I think someone sprouts wings in the end...kind of cyberpunk-ish.
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Is the digital series H+ based on any popular fiction work?

I have been following digital series H+ on YouTube. Was wondering if it is loosely based on (or inspired by) any existing Sci-fi work. Any pointers towards similar sci-fi will be appreciated. IMDB ...
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Book where a nanotech suit doubles as a spaceship and the hero is cast out of society

I remember in the book the hero lives in a world where nano-technology is widely used. He himself comes into possession of a nano-tech suit that plays the role of body armor, and (I think) even a ...
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Why was Darth Vader given a downgraded version of General Grievous's mechanics?

Darth Vader was given obsolete technology for his suit, as can be seen in this question. It seems odd that he wouldn't have been given similar technology. Why was this done?
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What is this book? Nanotechnology from the Moon destroying the world's technology

A friend of mine recently highly praised a Sci-Fi book he read, but could not recall the author/title since he read it a while back. He did provide many details but apparently not enough for my ...
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In Stargate Atlantis episode Lifeline, why doesn't the anti-replicator field affect Elizabeth Weir?

Her nanites ought to have been disabled by the field, why wasn't she affected? Is there an in-universe explanation that I missed?
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Why was Seed being developed instead of iterative building on an existing solution?

Why they built a seed technology for "open source nanotechnology" instead of iterative building on feed lines? The iterative build seems to be quite simple: Establish healthy community of open feed ...
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What caused the Melding Plague in Alastair Reynolds Revelation Space universe?

I'm looking for information on the origins/causes of the Melding Plague. Is the specific cause in the books (and I just missed it) ? Is there any other information from Reynolds (interviews, ...