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A '''nanite''' is a microscopic molecular machine, most often used to alter or manipulate the inside of living cells.
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A '''nanite''' was a microscopic molecular machine, a form of [[nanotechnology]]. Nanites had a variety of uses, such as in medicine, to alter or manipulate the inside of living cells.
   
==Overview==
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==Technology==
[[Sensor]]s do not register nanites as being alive. ({{n|DS9|Valhalla}})
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[[Sensor]]s did not register nanites as being alive. ({{n|DS9|Valhalla}})
   
==History==
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===Weapons and defences===
Nanites were responsible for the legendary healing properties of the [[Ilaiyen Archipelago]]. This [[nanotechnology]] had been given to the [[Ilaiyenai]] by extra-planetary explorers sometime prior to or during the [[13th century]]. ({{ss|TOS|As Others See Us}})
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The [[Borg Collective]] made use of nanites on their [[Borg diamond|Diamond]] vessels as a method of disrupting enemy communication and computer systems. These nanites were injected into an enemy ship where they began to scramble the computer interface, causing chaos on the target vessels. ({{g|TNG|Armada}})
   
In [[2366]], [[Wesley Crusher]] experimented with nanites, causing them to evolve into sentience. After threatening the computer core of the {{USS|Enterprise|NCC-1701-D}}, these nanites were transported to planet [[Kavis Alpha IV]] to create their own civilization. ({{e|TNG|Evolution}})
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:''This served as a special ability among the Borg Diamond which, when used, caused the interface to move randomly across the screen making it difficult to issue commands to an infected unit.''
   
In [[2366]], [[Beverly Crusher]] suggested using nanites as a weapon against the Borg. ({{e|TNG|The Best of Both Worlds, Part II}})
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The [[Heran Modality]] deployed nanites all over their homeworld of {{dis|Hera|planet}}, which worked as a method of suppressing enemy ground weaponry. This worked by the nanites affecting the power linkages of the weapons, making them useless in a battle on the planet, thus forcing invaders to make use of simpler methods to combat the Heran defense forces. ({{n|TNG|Infiltrator}})
   
In [[2369]], [[Julian Bashir]] found similarities between nanites and the artificial microbes that resurrected the [[Ennis]] and the [[Nol-Ennis]] on a [[moon]] in the [[Gamma Quadrant]]. ({{e|DS9|{{ed|Battle Lines}}}})
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===Espionage===
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In the [[mirror universe]], the {{mu|Obsidian Order}} developed a way to use nanites as passive recording devices, to [[spy]] by secretly recording conversations. The Order's research and development team developed a way to deploy them, using miniature [[particle ejector]]s containing programmable cylinders containing thousands of nanites. These nanites were capable of recording through tissue from inside the [[lung]]s or [[intestine]]s of a living being with some being capable of clinging to a target's [[hair]] or clothes for a day or so. Once loaded into the ejector, it was a simple matter to implant the machine to the users lips. After which, a certain amount of pressure activated the nanites which blew towards the target and recording everything relating to them. They were capable of being remotely triggered at a later time and once they were retrieved, it was possible to gain an entire day's worth of conversations from the machines as they worked together for redundancy.
   
In that same year, [[Elias Vaughn]] and [[Ruriko Tenmei]] used trillions of nanites to find and unwrite the code of [[Cren Veruda]]'s [[artificial intelligence]], which the [[Borg]] had found at [[Uridi'si]]. ({{n|DS9|Lesser Evil}})
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The head of the Order, {{mu|Enabran Tain}}, planned on using this technology on [[Gul]] {{mu|Skrain Dukat}} in order to learn his secrets so that Tain could destroy his career. At the time, Tain did not share any of the secrets of the technology within the rest of the [[Klingon-Cardassian Alliance]] or even his own [[Cardassian Union|government]]. ({{n|DS9|Dark Passions}})
   
[[The Doctor]] aboard {{USS|Voyager}} was able to use nanites as a forensic tool to identify [[Frank Darwin]]'s murderer as [[Lon Suder]]. ({{e|VOY|Meld}})
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===Medical===
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The short lived [[Borg-Romulan alliance]] made use of nanites that were not constructed from [[Borg]] technology to help regenerate the body of [[James Tiberius Kirk]] as a plot to use him against the [[Federation]]. ({{n|TOS|The Return}})
   
In [[2376]], [[Simon Tarses]] used medical nanites to treat injuries that [[Ro Laren]] suffered after [[Taran'atar]]'s attack. They were able to limit the [[Genitronic replication|genetronic matrix's]] activity at the molecular level and prevented accidental metastasization. ({{n|DS9|Warpath}})
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==History==
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Nanites were responsible for the legendary healing properties of the [[Ilaiyen Archipelago]]. This [[nanotechnology]] had been given to the [[Ilaiyenai]] by extra-planetary explorers sometime prior to or during the [[13th century]]. ({{ss|TOS|sub=Constellations|As Others See Us}})
   
==Uses of the technology==
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In [[2366]], [[Wesley Crusher]] experimented with nanites, causing them to evolve into sentience. After threatening the computer core of the {{USS|Enterprise|NCC-1701-D}}, these nanites were transported to planet [[Kavis Alpha IV]] to create their own civilization. ({{e|TNG|{{ed|Evolution}}}})
===Passive Recording Devices===
 
In the [[Mirror Universe]], the [[Enabran Tain (mirror)|head]] of the [[Obsidian Order (mirror)|Obsidian Order]] possessed among his equipment a miniature particle ejector which contained cylinders of microscopic nanites. The technology was created by the Obsidian Order's research and development team. At the time, Tain did not share any of the secrets of the technology within the rest of the [[Klingon-Cardassian Alliance]] or even his own [[Cardassian Union|government]].
 
   
The machine contained cyclinders which were programmable allowing them to set tasks within the thousands of nanites contained within them to serve as passive recording device. They were capable of being remotely triggered at a later time and once they were retrieved, it was possible to gain an entire day's worth of conversations from the machines as they worked together for redundancy. These nanites were capable of recording through tissue from inside the lungs or intestines of a living being with some being capable of clinging to a target's hair or clothes for a day or so. Once loaded into the ejector, it was a simple matter to implant the machine to the users lips. After which, a certain amount of pressure activated the nanites which blew towards the target thus recording everything relating to them.
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That same year, [[Beverly Crusher]] suggested using nanites as a weapon against the [[Borg]]. ({{e|TNG|The Best of Both Worlds, Part II}})
   
Enabrain Tain planned on using this technology on [[Gul]] [[Skrain Dukat (mirror)|Skrain Dukat]] in order to learn his secrets so that Tain could destroy his career. ({{n|DS9|Dark Passions}})
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In [[2367]], use of the nanites to defeat the Borg was blocked because a case was brought before the Federation to prevent their use without their consent ({{n|TNG|Vendetta}}) (Geordi Laforge: "The nanites have ''lawyers''?!")
   
===Borg Nanites===
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In [[2369]], [[Julian Bashir]] found similarities between nanites and the artificial microbes that resurrected the [[Ennis]] and the [[Nol-Ennis]] on a [[moon]] in the [[Gamma Quadrant]]. ({{e|DS9|{{ed|Battle Lines}}}})
The [[Borg Collective]] made use of nanites on their [[Borg Diamon|Diamond]] vessels as a method of disrupting enemy communication and computer systems. These nanites were injecting into an enemy ship where they begin to scramble the computer interface causing chaos among target vessels. ({{g|TNG|Armada}})
 
   
: ''This served as a special ability among the Borg Diamond which, when used, caused the interface to move randomly across the screen making it difficult to issue commands to an infected unit.''
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That same year, [[Elias Vaughn]] and [[Ruriko Tenmei]] used trillions of nanites to find and unwrite the code of [[Cren Veruda]]'s [[artificial intelligence]], which the [[Borg]] had found at [[Uridi'si]]. ({{n|DS9|sub=Mission Gamma|Lesser Evil}})
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In [[2370]], during the invasion of the [[Heran]] [[Hera (planet)|homeworld]], the [[Klingon]] and [[Federation]] forces discovered their hand-held energy weapons to be useless due to the Heran use of nanites. ({{n|TNG|Infiltrator}})
   
===Heran Nanites===
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In [[2372]], [[the Doctor]] aboard {{USS|Voyager}} was able to use nanites as a forensic tool to identify [[Frank Darwin]]'s murderer as [[Lon Suder]]. ({{e|VOY|Meld}})
The [[Heran Modality]] deployed nanites all over their homeworld of [[Hera]] which worked as a method of suppressing enemy ground weaponry. This worked by the nanites affecting the power linkages of the weapons making them useless in a battle on the planet thus forcing invaders to make use of simpler methods to combat the Heran defense forces. ({{n|TNG|Infiltrator}})
 
   
==Related Technology==
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In [[2376]], [[Simon Tarses]] used medical nanites to treat injuries that [[Ro Laren]] suffered after [[Taran'atar]]'s attack. They were able to limit the [[Genitronic replication|genetronic matrix's]] activity at the molecular level and prevented accidental metastasization. ({{n|DS9|Warpath}})
*[[Nanoprobes]]
 
   
==Connections==
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==Appendices==
*{{memoryalpha}}
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*'''''See also''''': [[Nanotechnology]] • [[Nanoprobes]] • [[Nanospore]]
   
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===External links===
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*{{memoryalpha}}
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*{{wikipedia|Nanorobotics}}
 
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Latest revision as of 05:30, April 2, 2016

A nanite was a microscopic molecular machine, a form of nanotechnology. Nanites had a variety of uses, such as in medicine, to alter or manipulate the inside of living cells.

TechnologyEdit

Sensors did not register nanites as being alive. (DS9 novel: Valhalla)

Weapons and defencesEdit

The Borg Collective made use of nanites on their Diamond vessels as a method of disrupting enemy communication and computer systems. These nanites were injected into an enemy ship where they began to scramble the computer interface, causing chaos on the target vessels. (TNG video game: Armada)

This served as a special ability among the Borg Diamond which, when used, caused the interface to move randomly across the screen making it difficult to issue commands to an infected unit.

The Heran Modality deployed nanites all over their homeworld of Hera, which worked as a method of suppressing enemy ground weaponry. This worked by the nanites affecting the power linkages of the weapons, making them useless in a battle on the planet, thus forcing invaders to make use of simpler methods to combat the Heran defense forces. (TNG novel: Infiltrator)

EspionageEdit

In the mirror universe, the Obsidian Order developed a way to use nanites as passive recording devices, to spy by secretly recording conversations. The Order's research and development team developed a way to deploy them, using miniature particle ejectors containing programmable cylinders containing thousands of nanites. These nanites were capable of recording through tissue from inside the lungs or intestines of a living being with some being capable of clinging to a target's hair or clothes for a day or so. Once loaded into the ejector, it was a simple matter to implant the machine to the users lips. After which, a certain amount of pressure activated the nanites which blew towards the target and recording everything relating to them. They were capable of being remotely triggered at a later time and once they were retrieved, it was possible to gain an entire day's worth of conversations from the machines as they worked together for redundancy.

The head of the Order, Enabran Tain, planned on using this technology on Gul Skrain Dukat in order to learn his secrets so that Tain could destroy his career. At the time, Tain did not share any of the secrets of the technology within the rest of the Klingon-Cardassian Alliance or even his own government. (DS9 novel: Dark Passions)

MedicalEdit

The short lived Borg-Romulan alliance made use of nanites that were not constructed from Borg technology to help regenerate the body of James Tiberius Kirk as a plot to use him against the Federation. (TOS novel: The Return)

HistoryEdit

Nanites were responsible for the legendary healing properties of the Ilaiyen Archipelago. This nanotechnology had been given to the Ilaiyenai by extra-planetary explorers sometime prior to or during the 13th century. (TOS - Constellations short story: "As Others See Us")

In 2366, Wesley Crusher experimented with nanites, causing them to evolve into sentience. After threatening the computer core of the USS Enterprise, these nanites were transported to planet Kavis Alpha IV to create their own civilization. (TNG episode: "Evolution")

That same year, Beverly Crusher suggested using nanites as a weapon against the Borg. (TNG episode: "The Best of Both Worlds, Part II")

In 2367, use of the nanites to defeat the Borg was blocked because a case was brought before the Federation to prevent their use without their consent (TNG novel: Vendetta) (Geordi Laforge: "The nanites have lawyers?!")

In 2369, Julian Bashir found similarities between nanites and the artificial microbes that resurrected the Ennis and the Nol-Ennis on a moon in the Gamma Quadrant. (DS9 episode: "Battle Lines")

That same year, Elias Vaughn and Ruriko Tenmei used trillions of nanites to find and unwrite the code of Cren Veruda's artificial intelligence, which the Borg had found at Uridi'si. (DS9 - Mission Gamma novel: Lesser Evil)

In 2370, during the invasion of the Heran homeworld, the Klingon and Federation forces discovered their hand-held energy weapons to be useless due to the Heran use of nanites. (TNG novel: Infiltrator)

In 2372, the Doctor aboard USS Voyager was able to use nanites as a forensic tool to identify Frank Darwin's murderer as Lon Suder. (VOY episode: "Meld")

In 2376, Simon Tarses used medical nanites to treat injuries that Ro Laren suffered after Taran'atar's attack. They were able to limit the genetronic matrix's activity at the molecular level and prevented accidental metastasization. (DS9 novel: Warpath)

AppendicesEdit

External linksEdit

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