molecular nanotechnology Archive

molecular nanotechnologyElectron-Beam Manipulation of individual atoms

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 …