a nanotechnological machine
The engineers of the new technology will build both nanocircuits and nanomachines.
Engines of Creation i. 5
The resulting flow of electricity through the superconducting material of the wings…was used by AXIS to dismantle the antimatter drive, reduce it to a fine powder with the aid of nanomachine destructors.
Queen of Angels (1991) .iv. 20
I think you'll find these are the most promising nanomachines yet.
Assemblers of Infinity 37 39,
At the fringes, robots trundled with their loads from a dome wherein humus was being synthesized, to work it into the rock that nanomachines had reduced to mineral grains.
Harvest of Stars (1994) 424
1994 Analog Science Fiction & Fact Jan. 83/1
I’ve heard you work on molecular modifiers. Nanomachines.
1994 Analog Science Fiction & Fact Jan. 94/1
Tailor a nanomachine that can repair Dee-dee’s cells.
It’s the original nanomachine, microprocessors the size of molecules.
Necroville (1995) 254
I think they downloaded equipment into there: nanomachines, ‘bots of some kind—maybe even some analogue of humans.
Ring (1996) . 388,
1996 Interzone Apr. 39/1
When programs became streams of nanomachines, the nanomachines streams of quasi-particles and photons.
1996 Interzone Sept. 18/1
You will be expected to install and supervise various terraforming nanomachines.
It must have been the sophisticated automation itself—it could hardly be the infantile Others—that had developed nano-machines that could control themselves, independent of the human macro-world.
K. E. Drexler 'Engines of Creation'
Research HistoryBen Ostrowsky submitted a 2013 cite from Susan Greenfield, Baroness Greenfield.
Added to the OED in June 2003, with an earliest cite from 1986.
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