molecular nanotechnology Archive

carbon nanotubesSuperstrong materials for electric spaceplanes instead of space elevators

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China has carbon nanotube bundles in the lab that are 20 times stronger than kevlar. They are trying to scale them up for mass production. If they succeed in mass producing tons of this material then what has been impossible …

artificial intelligenceAI Automated Atomic rewritable writing is a turning point for molecular nanotechnology

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Robert Wilkow has used machine learning techniques to control scanning tunneling microscopes (STM). they have shown a full alphabet of 8-bit memory and 192 bits of music. They have substantially improved automated hydrogen lithography (HL) on silicon, and transformed state-of-the-art …

molecular nanotechnologyElectron-Beam Manipulation of individual atoms

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The scanning tunneling microscope has been able to move atoms over surfaces since the late 1980s. Now, the scanning transmission electron microscope (STEM) is able to reliably focus an electron beam with sub-atomic precision, allowing scientists to directly see each …

bottom up nanotechnologyNanomachine made from DNA nanorings

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Researchers from the USA, University of Bonn and the research institute Caesar in Bonn have used nanostructures to construct a tiny machine that constitutes a rotatory motor and can move in a specific direction. The researchers used circular structures from …

brainNectome doctor-assisted suicide and uploading versus Alcor Cryonic resuscitation

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Nectome wants to preserve your brain and at some point in the future they would digitize your memories to upload your consciousness. Alcor wants to preserve your brain and body so that when future technology is available your brain and …

DNAProgrammed DNA nanorobots to shrink cancer tumors by cutting off their blood supply

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n a major advancement in nanomedicine, Arizona State University scientists, in collaboration with researchers from the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, have successfully programmed nanorobots to shrink tumors by cutting off their …

futureFix to prevent tip crashing in STM microscopes clears the way for progress in molecular nanotechnology

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Atomically precise manufacturing will lead to a host of innovations. By building structures atom by atom, you’re able to create new, extraordinary materials. We can remove impurities and make materials stronger and more heat resistant. We can build quantum computers. …

futureAtomically Precise Molecular Nanotechnology could fit two DOE funding solicitations

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ARPA-E has announced funding for about $199 million for which atomically precise catalysts and atomically precise membranes could qualify. ARPA-E announced up to $100 million in funding for new projects as part of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy’s (ARPA‑E) latest …

futureProgress to scalable Molecular Machines

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Researchers detail an artificial molecular machine that moves a substrate between different activating sites to achieve different product outcomes from chemical synthesis. This molecular robot can be programmed to stereoselectively produce, in a sequential one-pot operation, an excess of any …

blockchainForesight Institute Vision Weekend for Molecular nanotechology, AI and more

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Foresight Institute’s Vision Weekend, Dec 2-3, SF You may apply the code “THENEXTBIGFUTURE” for a 50% discount when purchasing your Vision Weekend ticket. (This is a Foresight member-only event, so if you’re not a member already, join when registering.) The …