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K. Eric Drexler on the future of nanotechnology
"K. Eric Drexler of Oxford University discusses his latest book Radical Abundance: How a Revolution in Nanotechnology Will Change Civilization. Drexler, who has been referred to as “the founding father of nanotechnology” covers how society can conserve resources and make more efficient products through nanotechnology; how nanotechnology can solve some of the world’s most pressing problems; how this varies from what you’ve seen in science fiction; and, how we can improve manufacturing at the molecular level."
podcast  audio  nano  sci 
15 days ago by warrenellis
Super-black nano-coating to be tested for the first time in space
"An emerging super-black nanotechnology that promises to make spacecraft instruments more sensitive without enlarging their size will be tested for the first time on the International Space Station within a year."

SUPER-BLACK
nano  space  tech 
8 weeks ago by warrenellis
BBC News - Electric motor made from a single molecule
Researchers have created the smallest electric motor ever devised.
nano  tech 
september 2011 by warrenellis
Forecast calls for nanoflowers to help return eyesight
"University of Oregon researcher Richard Taylor is on a quest to grow flowers that will help people who've lost their sight, such as those suffering from macular degeneration, to see again."
tech  med  nano 
may 2011 by warrenellis
Common nanoparticles found to be highly toxic to Arctic ecosystem
"Queen's researchers have discovered that nanoparticles, which are now present in everything from socks to salad dressing and suntan lotion, may have irreparably damaging effects on soil systems and the environment."
nano  eco 
april 2011 by warrenellis
'Spincasting' holds promise for creation of nanoparticle thin films
"Researchers from North Carolina State University have investigated the viability of a technique called "spincasting" for creating thin films of nanoparticles on an underlying substrate – an important step in the creation of materials with a variety of uses, from optics to electronics."
tech  nano  sci 
march 2011 by warrenellis
Memory device holds key to green gadgets
"Conventional methods use electronic devices to convert data into signals that are stored as binary code. This latest device uses a tiny mechanical arm to translate the data into electrical signals."
tech  nano  comp 
march 2011 by warrenellis
DNA engine observed in real-time traveling along base pair track
"In a complex feat of nanoengineering, a team of scientists at Kyoto University and the University of Oxford have succeeded in creating a programable molecular transport system, the workings of which can be observed in real time."
sci  nano 
february 2011 by warrenellis

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