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Building atom-by-atom on insulator at room temperature

By |2017-12-27T14:34:20-08:00December 27th, 2017|Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Computational nanotechnology, Molecular manufacturing, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanodot, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Productive Nanosystems, Research, Roadmaps, World-Shaping Technologies|

It’s not red and white, but the atoms are arranged in the shape of a Swiss cross (Credit: Physics department, University of Basel) If the above picture reminds you [...]

Blockchains, Cryptoeconomics, and Emerging Technology Risks

By |2017-12-19T19:57:49-08:00December 19th, 2017|About Foresight, Blockchains, Computer Security, Cryptoeconomics, Economics, Media Mentions, Memetics, Nanodot, New Institutions, Risk Management, World-Shaping Technologies|

Blockchain formation. The main chain (black) consists of the longest series of blocks from the genesis block (green) to the current block. Orphan blocks (purple) exist outside of the [...]

Cyber, Nano, and AGI Risks: Computer Security and Effective Altruism

By |2017-11-26T12:25:04-08:00November 25th, 2017|About Foresight, Abuse of Advanced Technology, Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Computer Security, Health & longevity, Life extension, Machine Intelligence, Nano, Nanodot, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Nanotechnology Politics, Open Source, Risk Management, Security, Space, World-Shaping Technologies|

Christine Peterson, Foresight Institute Co-Founder and Projects Director Foresight Institute Co-Founder and Projects Director Christine Peterson (full biography) was interviewed recently by 80000 Hours, “an independent nonprofit funded [...]

Prototype quantum computer gives small molecule quantum simulation

By |2017-10-09T17:31:09-07:00October 9th, 2017|Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Computational nanotechnology, Molecular manufacturing, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanodot, Nanotech, Research, World-Shaping Technologies|

Optical micrograph of the superconducting quantum processor with seven qubits. Image credit: Kandala et al. Nature We have pointed to examples of how atomically precise nanotechnology might open the [...]

Molecular robot builds four types of molecules

By |2017-10-01T09:26:22-07:00September 30th, 2017|Artificial Molecular Machines, Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Foresight Kudos, Molecular manufacturing, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanodot, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Productive Nanosystems, Research, Roadmaps, Robotics, World-Shaping Technologies|

Since winning the 2007 Foresight Institute Feynman Prize in Nanotechnology, Theory category, Professor David Leigh FRS FRSE FRSC MAE, and since 2012 at the University of Manchester, has continued to [...]

USA-Austrian and Swiss Nanocars finish first in first Nanocar race

By |2017-09-28T11:59:53-07:00June 11th, 2017|About Foresight, Artificial Molecular Machines, Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Foresight Kudos, Foresight News, International organizations, Molecular manufacturing, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanodot, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Transportation, World-Shaping Technologies|

If the current is high enough, the molecule starts to move and can be steered over the racetrack (University of Basel) Our previous post announced a race around [...]

2017 Foresight Fellows Announced in Molecular Machines, Space, Longevity, Artificial Intelligence

By |2017-06-19T15:43:38-07:00May 18th, 2017|Foresight News Articles|

Congratulations Foresight Fellows 2017!The Foresight Fellowship is an exclusive one year supportive program committed to giving change-makers the support and mentorship to accelerate their bold ideas into the future. We invite [...]

Soon to be released 'Exploring Nanotechnology' CD

By |2017-06-01T10:31:57-07:00May 2nd, 2005|Articles, Media Mentions|

Nanopolis writes "Imagine what would happen if you could introduce your break-through technology to thousands of viewers comprised of venture capitalists, banks, investors, brokerage firms, industrial and research players?

Find out by participating in the collaborative Nanopolis encyclopedias. The exclusive multimedia "Exploring Nanotechnology" encyclopedia CD-ROM will be launched within 30 days !

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Multicolor Wavelength-Agile Lasers At Your Service

By |2017-06-01T14:21:13-07:00May 2nd, 2005|Articles, Nanodot, Nanoscale Bulk Technologies|

Roland Piquepaille writes "Laser lights can be used for optical sensing applications, for example to identify unknown gases emitted by an engine. And as these unknown substances react differently to different wavelengths, researchers at the University of Wisconsin at Madison have developed unique wavelength-agile lasers. And I'm amazed by the beauty and the simplicity of their idea. They're using white lasers which produce all colors simultaneously -- but with a twist. The white laser light goes through a 20-kilometers long optical fiber before reaching its target. And because different colors 'travel' at different speeds, this produces independent results for the different wavelengths. The researchers are using spectral resolutions smaller than a thousandth of a nanometer and they are able to get all the results within a millionth of a second. This method could be used to design cleaner engines or data storage applications in a few years. Read more for other details, pictures and references."

NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show

By |2017-06-01T10:31:59-07:00April 30th, 2005|About Foresight, Articles|

Just a reminder that the NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show is coming up May 8-12, 2005 at the Anaheim Marriott & Convention Center in Anaheim, California. From the looks of the confirmed speaker list many people who have been mentioned on Nanodot or who have spoken at previous Foresight Insitute Conferences will be there.

Also worth noting is that the super early registration period for the Foresight Institute's 13th annual conference which will be in San Francisco October 22-27th, 2005 ends June 1st. The first two days are essentially what was previously known as the "Senior Associates" conference. The last four days are about busines, policy and R&D progress. This is explained in greater detail in the conference brochure here.

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