molecular nanotechnology Archive

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 …

DNA nanotechnologyDNA nanobot created that performs nanomechanical tasks

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Since the 1980s, the design and synthesis of molecular machines has been identified as a grand challenge for molecular engineering. Robots are an important type of molecular machine that automatically carry out complex nanomechanical tasks. DNA molecules are excellent materials …

computersMajor leap towards molecular level data storage with 100 times todays storage density

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Scientists at the University of Manchester have proved that storing data with a class of molecules known as single-molecule magnets is more feasible than previously thought. The research, led by Dr David Mills and Dr Nicholas Chilton, from the School …

DNA nanotechnologyRNA circuits transform cells into nanodevices with 12 input logic

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In new research, Alex Green, an assistant professor at ASU’s Biodesign Institute, demonstrates how living cells can be induced to carry out computations in the manner of tiny robots or computers. The results of the new study have significant implications …

molecular nanotechnologyFirst controlled vertical manipulation of a single H atom with AFM tip

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Due to the continuous improvement of scanning probe microscopy techniques, the long thought inaccessible goal of inducing and visualizing chemical reactions at the atomic scale is now routinely achievable by many groups around the world. In the framework of so-called …

carbon nanotubesIBM has made Carbon nanotubes transistors smaller and faster than silicon

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IBM scientists have made carbon nanotube transistors smaller and faster silicon transistors. Carbon nanotube transistors have long had the potential to be better than silicon, but this is the first time when that promise has been realized. Now IBM and …

computational chemistryDuke creates new magnetic material atom by atom

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Material scientists have predicted and built two new magnetic materials, atom-by-atom, using high-throughput computational models. The success marks a new era for the large-scale design of new magnetic materials at unprecedented speed. Although magnets abound in everyday life, they are …

ibmTraditional semiconductor CMOS scaling at end of roadmap in 2024 then it is neuromorphic, quantum and other new systems

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Traditional semiconductor scaling is expected to reach an end by about 2024, according to a white paper from engineers working on a new version of the semiconductor roadmap. The good news is a wide variety of new kinds of devices, …