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 …

brontoflopsNon-von Neumann zettaFLOPS supercomputers, yottaFLOPS cryogenic supercomputers and beyond with molecular nanotechnology

Thomas Sterling has retracted his prediction that we will never reach ZettaFLOP computers. He now predicts zettaFLOPS can be achieved in less than 10 years if innovations in non-von Neumann architecture can be scaled. With a change to cryogenic technologies, …

carbon nanotubesCheap, mass produced solvent can scalably make Carbon nanotube-based dough

Northwestern University’s Jiaxing Huang is ready to reignite carbon nanotube research. And he’s doing so with a common chemical that was once used in household cleaners. By using an inexpensive, already mass produced, simple solvent called cresol, Huang has discovered …

DNADNA nanomachines cartwheels for 100X the speed of previous DNA devices

Arizona State University Professor Hao Yan and his colleagues describe an innovative DNA walker, capable of rapidly traversing a prepared track. Rather than slow, tentative steps across a surface, the new DNA acrobat cartwheels head over heels, covering ground 10 …

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 …

carbon nanotubesProto-molecular nanotechnology – Programmable Molecular Fabrication of trillions of functionalized carbon nanotubes

New York-based Mattershift has managed to create large-scale carbon nanotube (CNT) membranes that are able to combine and separate individual molecules. Mattershift designs and manufactures nanotube membranes for carbon-zero fuels, health and performance optimized air and water, and precision medicine. …

darpaDARPA funds nanoscale magnetic materials for super computer memory and quantum info processing

A team of Ohio State researchers has received a $6.34 million award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop novel magnetic materials by unlocking the power of skyrmions, nanoscale spin textures that offer promise for storage miniaturization. …

agingForesight Institute Vision Weekend starts tomorrow

The Foresight Institute Vision Weekend is a gathering dedicated to taking stock of the most compelling ideas of today, turn them into coherent visions for a better future, and get to work on them. Saturday: Keynote panels at Gray Area. …

fusionTrue Immortality is hard even for civilization or humanity

True immortality means living forever. Lasting forever is very hard even for a civilization or humanity. What are things that put a species or civilization at risk of ending ? We can look at the criteria for endangered species and …

computersClaim of molecular bot that can build other molecules

Scientists at The University of Manchester have created the world’s first ‘molecular robot’ that is capable of performing basic tasks including building other molecules. The tiny robots, which are a millionth of a millimetre in size, can be programmed to …