DNA Nanobots Used Bacteria’s Chemical Communication and This Enables Intelligent Nanobot Swarms

Bio-inspired Quorum Sensing in robots fabricated from DNA origami can communicate by transmitting and receiving diffusing chemical signals. The mechanism has features such as programmable response thresholds and quorum quenching, and is capable of being triggered by proximity of a specific target cell. Nanoscale robots with swarm intelligence could carry out tasks that have been …

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Progress on nanobots that kill cancer cells

Motorized molecules driven by light have been used to drill holes in the membranes of individual cells and show promise for either bringing therapeutic agents into the cells or directly inducing the cells to die. Above-Motorized molecules that target diseased cells may deliver drugs or kill the cells by drilling into the cell membranes. The …

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Programmed DNA origami nanobot kills cancer in mice

Arizona State University (ASU) 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 blood supply. Above – Nanorobots can be programmed to transport molecular payloads and cause on-site tumor blood supply blockages, which …

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Biodegradable Magnetic microrobots and nanorobots for diagnosing disease and delivering medicine

A team of scientists have created a new generation of tiny remote controlled nanorobots which could one day allow doctors to diagnose disease and deliver drugs from within the human body. The team led by Professor Li Zhang from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, including Professor Kostas Kostarelos from The University of Manchester, have …

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Structured light and quantum dot film let flying drones detect obstacles while flying at 43 mph and 20 meter detection range will get boosted to over 100 meters within a year

InVisage Technologies launched its Spark Micro-LiDAR (SML20) module. The previously announced Spark4K 13-megapixel, 1.1-micron NIR sensor enables the SML20 module to sense structured light patterns with high acuity at a range of 20 meters, even in direct sunlight. This means drones can now self-navigate at a much higher speed. With a sensor module of just …

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Adding 1000 GWe of new nuclear energy capacity by 2050

The nuclear industry can achieve the momentum required to create an additional 1000 GWe of new capacity by 2050, Agneta Rising, director general of the World Nuclear Association said. This target is essential, she said, if the world is to ensure the International Energy Agency’s 2 Degree Scenario on climate change. Connections of new nuclear …

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Spacex falcon 9 explodes on launch pad during static fire test

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and its commercial satellite payload were destroyed by an explosion at their launch pad in Florida early Thursday (Sept. 1) during a typically routine test. The explosion occurred shortly after 9 a.m. EDT (1300 GMT), as SpaceX was preparing to launch the Amos 6 communications satellite for the Israeli company …

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Swiss reject basic income but are passing preimplantation genetic screening of embryos

Switzerland voted against the basic guaranteed income by 77% to 22%. Switzerland became the first country in the world to hold a nationwide vote on introducing an unconditional basic income. Despite a spectacular pro campaign, there was no hope of it winning a majority. “The campaigners failed to present a convincing funding scheme for their …

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China News Roundup – x-ghost cities, over 13 million unregistered ghost children, booming mobile commerce and US bungled policy

Nextbigfuture will be bundling news that relates to China or India to make articles on these topic less frequent and easier to skip for those not interested in this topic. We will still have standalone articles on China and India where appropriate. Here we hae four topic related to China. 1. The dominant angle on …

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Super-stretchable yarn made of graphene

A simple, scalable method of making strong, stretchable graphene oxide fibers that are easily scrolled into yarns and have strengths approaching that of Kevlar is possible, according to Penn State and Shinshu University, Japan, researchers. “We found this graphene oxide fiber was very strong, much better than other carbon fibers,” said Mauricio Terrones, professor of …

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China looking seriously at creating artificial islands that near the scale of Manhattan as they also literally level Mountains for City Space

A new floating city designed by AT Design Office and the Chinese construction firm CCCC, is slated to begin development on a pilot scale next year. “When the client came to us and talked about this project, I couldn’t believe it was true until I saw their technology,” says Anthony Phan, an architect at AT …

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