The Dark Secret Of Hendrik Schön - Part 4
This video is the fourth part of a documentary about science, scams and lies.
Imagine a world where disease could be eradicated by an injection of tiny robots
the size of molecules. That is the hope offered by nanotechnology - the science
of microscopically small machines. But others fear nanotechnology could lead
to a non-biological cancer - where swarms of tiny nanobots come together and
literally devour human flesh.
Scientists speculated about how these tiny machines could be used to target
diseases with astonishing precision. Others wondered - could the military use
them as a new weapon? Others, including Prince Charles, were terrified. If these
machines can grow by themselves, how do we stop them from growing? What happened
next would destroy reputations and shatter lives - because there was more to
Hendrik Schön's discovery than anyone knew.
Run time: 9.42 mins