Stephanie C

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Self-assembly of silicon metamaterial for nanoscale reflectors

By | 2017-06-01T14:01:47+00:00 June 25th, 2015|Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanodot, Nanoscale Bulk Technologies, Nanotech|

Recently highlighted in a C&EN article titled Simple Process Creates Near-Perfect Mirrors Out of a Metamaterial, researchers out of Vanderbilt University developed a method to self-assemble silicon nanostructures [...]

A Breakthrough in 3D Imaging by EM Alone

By | 2017-06-01T14:15:52+00:00 October 8th, 2014|Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Government programs, Molecular manufacturing, Nanodot, Productive Nanosystems, Reports & publications, Research|

The need for improved imaging and characterization on the nanoscale was emphasized in the 2007 Roadmap and again at the 2013 Foresight Conference on Atomic Precision. We noted [...]

Recent cases of &#39accessible&#39 high-tech: Open source chips & Origami robots

By | 2017-06-01T14:01:56+00:00 August 22nd, 2014|Articles, Artificial Molecular Machines, Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Computational nanotechnology, Economics, Found On Web, Intellectual Property, Machine Intelligence, Nanobusiness, Nanodot, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Open Source, Reports & publications, Robotics|

Nanotech promises more commonplace access to advanced technology as material and fabrication costs fall and traditional barriers to innovation are removed. Examples are already being seen globally: more [...]

Surprisingly real value from virtual reality

By | 2017-06-01T14:01:56+00:00 August 21st, 2014|Complexity, Computational nanotechnology, International organizations, Investment/Entrepreneuring, Lifestyle, Nanobusiness, Nanodot, NanoEducation, Nanosurveillance, Science Fiction, Security, Space|

Speaking of big computation, cyberspace isn’t yet as potent as Neal Stephenson portrayed in Snow Crash and subsequent books, but it’s getting there. A new article in the [...]

Big computation brings your ideas into 3D

By | 2017-06-01T14:01:56+00:00 August 14th, 2014|Complexity, Computational nanotechnology, Meetings & Conferences, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nanobusiness, Nanodot, NanoEducation, Reports & publications|

What 3D printers are doing to facilitate fabrication, 3D drawing programs are surpassing to facilitate design. As described at ScienceDaily.com, two systems referred to as "powerful" and "spectacular" [...]

Tunable Assembly of Nanoparticles for (Photovoltaic) Devices

By | 2017-06-01T14:01:56+00:00 August 13th, 2014|Molecular Electronics, Nanodot, Nanoscale Bulk Technologies, Nanotech, Reports & publications, Research|

Photovoltaics are an interesting case where atomic precision is not necessary to achieve potentially dramatic global impacts. Even an “ok efficiency” device that is easy to manufacture with [...]

TED talk: A 30-Year History of the Future

By | 2017-06-01T14:01:57+00:00 July 29th, 2014|Future Medicine, Future Warfare, International organizations, Machine Intelligence, Nanodot, Nanotechnology|

Nicholas Negroponte, founder of the MIT media lab and the One Laptop Per Child program, gave a TED talk in March 2014 titled A 30-Year History of the [...]

The NNI Debate of 2014

By | 2017-06-01T14:01:57+00:00 July 11th, 2014|Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Government programs, Nano, Nanodot, Nanoscale Bulk Technologies, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Nanotechnology Politics, Reports & publications|

Just when it seemed like debate over the National Nanotechnology Initiative was a thing of the past (see Foresight’s disappointment in 2008 here), disagreements regarding re-authorization and budget [...]

New Report: Nano-solutions for the 21st century

By | 2017-06-01T14:02:01+00:00 December 20th, 2013|Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Economics, Energy, Future Medicine, Future Warfare, International organizations, Molecular manufacturing, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanodot, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Nanotechnology Politics, New Institutions, Productive Nanosystems, Reports & publications, Roadmaps|

A recently released technology report titled Nano-solutions for the 21st century outlines nanotech-based solutions to global challenges. Several years in the making, the report was co-authored by Dennis Pamlin, Research [...]

Advanced technologies by design

By | 2017-06-01T14:15:59+00:00 December 16th, 2013|Articles, Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Molecular Electronics, Nano, Nanodot, Nanoscale Bulk Technologies, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Reports & publications, Research|

Design and prediction are integral to Atomically Precise Manufacturing and its development. This is in part because fully functional APM can be readily explored computationally today, to levels [...]