Foresight Update 23.41: DNA-based ‘robotic’ assembly begins—June 7, 2010
Discuss these news stories at http://foresight.org/nanodot.
Foresight Feynman Prize winner Robert Freitas brings to our attention the first published theoretical study of DMS (diamond mechanosynthesis) tool-workpiece operating envelopes and optimal tooltip trajectories for a complete positionally controlled reaction sequence, which he did with colleagues in Russia.…
Bill McDonald brings to our attention the U.S. Congressional campaign of Mike Stopa, a Harvard nanotechnologist and physicist.
This is probably the first time that a nanotechnologist has run for Congress. …
Kevin Bullis reports in Technology Review:
John Faith brings to our attention a writeup by Annalee Newitz over at io9.com which colorfully describes a new achievement by Foresight Feynman prizewinner Nadrian Seeman and team at NYU and Nanjing U. …
For many of us, it’s our desire to preserve and restore the environment that brought us into the work of pursuing molecular nanotechnology in the first place. How do we keep going over the decades that this goal is taking to accomplish?
One way is to restore our enthusiasm for the goal through films such as “Oceans“, the documentary now showing in mainstream movie theaters.
The Mark, “Canada’s daily online forum for news, commentary, and debate,” has published a commentary that primarily takes a negative view of the use of nanotech (or any tech) for life extension
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Here we present a special report from Dave Conz of ASU on Josh Hall’s talk and subsequent panel discussion at the SME nanotech conference. An excerpt…
—Nanodot posts by Christine Peterson
July 30, 2010
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