Foresight Nanotech Institute Weekly News Digest: September 4, 2008
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The newest addition to the toolkit for using DNA as a nanotech building block is the ability to program the circumference of nanotubes made from DNA…
Two stories today in ScienceDaily point to different nanotech applications that could enable a solar solution to our energy problems—one including the use of self-repairing nanosystems…
The protein engineering pathway to advanced nanotech … might benefit if proteins could be arrayed on a surface so that they could be quickly and easily scanned for function or interactions with other molecules. Protein 'chips' developed by UK scientists for rapid disease detection and drug discovery might be just what is needed…
Government-sponsored discussions of the implications for society of advanced nanotechnology and other emerging technologies have taken place and are ongoing in both the US and Europe. A recent Nanowerk Spotlight written by Michael Berger gives an update of deliberations in Europe and compares and contrasts the US and European approaches…
Whether you are an American Express cardholder or not, you can vote for an innovative effort to inspire undergraduates to strive for fundamental advances in our ability to control the aging process…
KurzweilAI.net points us to this CNET News report that Ray Kurzweil's concept of an impending "singularity," in which machine intelligence surpasses human intelligence, has garnered support from Intel's Chief Technology Officer Justin Rattner…
—Nanodot posts by James Lewis
November 15-16, 2008
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