nanotechnology

artificial intelligenceBreaking Through to Next Levels of Technology

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There have been some who have complained about the seeming lack of acceleration or slower than some have expected development of societal technology. Richard Jones talks about lack of specific progress to diamondoid molecular nanotechnology or the appearance that we …

memristors2 nanometer nanowire memristors is a breakthrough for low power memory

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University of Massachusetts researchers have successfully made a 2 nanometer individually addressable memristors. It is capable of being mass-produced in conventional fabs. This could be great for neuromorphic computing and AI in general. This should lead to high-density memristor arrays …

nanotechnologyMethod for controlling nanomotors

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Engineers at The University of Texas at Austin have developed the first method for selecting and switching the mechanical motion of nanomotors among multiple modes with simple visible light as the stimulus. The capability of mechanical reconfiguration could lead to …

carbon nanotubesBreakthrough Carbon nanotube bundles are over 20 times stronger than Kevlar

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Finally ultralong (several centimeter) carbon nanotube fibers have been made into stronger bundles. The tensile strength of CNTBs (Carbon nanotube bundles) is at least 9–45 times that of other materials. If a more rigorous engineering definition is used, the tensile …

canadaCanada has future tech leadership with quantum computers, AI, nanotechnology, fusion and molten salt

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In 2018, Canada is ranked tenth in the world in nominal GDP. It is a rich developed country. Despite having an economy that is 11 times smaller than the USA or 7 times smaller than China, Canada has world competitive …

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 …

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

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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

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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

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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

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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 …