Biosphere

Nanotechnologies to advance solar energy utilization

By | 2017-06-01T14:23:08+00:00 March 25th, 2016|Biosphere, Economics, Energy, Environment, Health, and Safety, Found On Web, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanodot, Nanoscale Bulk Technologies, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Reviews|

Increasing efficiency and utilization and lowering costs for harvesting, converting, transporting, and storing energy produced from sunlight provides a showcase for a variety of nanoscale materials, structures, and processes.

Catalytic micromotors demonstrate carbon dioxide removal from water

By | 2017-06-01T14:01:43+00:00 September 29th, 2015|Bionanotechnology, Biosphere, Environment, Health, and Safety, Healing/preserving environment, Nano, Nanobiotechnology, Nanodot, Nanoscale Bulk Technologies, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Research|

A micromotor covered with the enzyme carbonic anhydrase zips through water rapidly converting dissolved carbon dioxide to the bicarbonate ion, which can then be precipitated as calcium carbonate.

Nanowires and bacteria harnessed for artificial photosynthesis

By | 2017-06-01T14:01:49+00:00 May 4th, 2015|Biosphere, Economics, Energy, Environment, Health, and Safety, Healing/preserving environment, Nano, Nanobusiness, Nanodot, Nanoscale Bulk Technologies, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Research|

A prototype system to produce chemicals and fuels from sequestered carbon dioxide, water, and sunlight uses semiconductor nanowires to produce electron-hole pairs, which are then used by two types of bacteria to produce oxygen and a variety of useful chemical products.

Christine Peterson on pushing the future in a positive direction

By | 2017-06-01T14:03:18+00:00 February 20th, 2013|About Foresight, Abuse of Advanced Technology, Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Bionanotechnology, Biosphere, Environment, Health, and Safety, Foresight News Articles, Future Medicine, Future Warfare, Healing/preserving environment, Health & longevity, Life extension, Lifestyle, Machine Intelligence, Meetings & Conferences, Military nanotechnology, Molecular manufacturing, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanobiotechnology, Nanodot, Nanomedicine, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Open Source, Space|

In a 47-minute interview Christine Peterson discusses the future that science and technology is bringing over the next few decades, and how to get involved to push the future in a positive direction.

Christine Peterson interviewed on nanotechnology

By | 2017-06-01T21:34:15+00:00 February 12th, 2013|About Foresight, Abuse of Advanced Technology, Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Bionanotechnology, Biosphere, Environment, Health, and Safety, Ethics, Foresight News, Foresight News Articles, Future Medicine, Future Warfare, Healing/preserving environment, Health & longevity, Life extension, Machine Intelligence, Military nanotechnology, Molecular manufacturing, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanobiotechnology, Nanodot, Nanomedicine, Nanoscale Bulk Technologies, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Nanotechnology Politics|

An interview with Foresight Co-Founder and Past President Christine Peterson covering both the current state and the future prospects of nanotechnology is available on Youtube.

Nanosponges to recover spilled oil (includes video)

By | 2017-06-01T14:22:14+00:00 May 7th, 2012|Biosphere, Energy, Environment, Health, and Safety, Healing/preserving environment, Nano, Nanodot, Nanoscale Bulk Technologies, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Research|

Doping carbon nanotubes with boron while they are being formed produces a novel molecular architecture formed by boron induced kinks and linkages. These nanosponges can be used repeatedly to absorb and retrieve or burn spilled oil.

Panel recommends research to manage health and environmental risks of nanomaterials

By | 2017-06-01T14:03:28+00:00 January 28th, 2012|Biosphere, Environment, Health, and Safety, Government programs, Healing/preserving environment, Health & longevity, Media Mentions, Nano, Nanobusiness, Nanodot, Nanoscale Bulk Technologies, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Nanotechnology Politics, Reports & publications|

A National Academy of Sciences panel has recommended a four-part research effort focused on preventing and managing any potential health and environmental risks of nanomaterials.

Foresight co-founder among panelists discussing role of technology in human existence

By | 2017-06-01T14:03:28+00:00 January 23rd, 2012|About Foresight, Abuse of Advanced Technology, Biosphere, Environment, Health, and Safety, Ethics, Foresight News Articles, Future Medicine, Healing/preserving environment, Health & longevity, Molecular manufacturing, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanodot, Nanomedicine, Nanosurveillance, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Open source sensing, Openness/Privacy, Opinion|

Human life after advanced nanotechnology has been developed will be fundamentally different from life up until that point.

Lecture by Eric Drexler at Oxford on physical law and the future of nanotechnology (video)

By | 2017-06-01T14:16:54+00:00 December 6th, 2011|Artificial Molecular Machines, Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Bionanotechnology, Biosphere, Computational nanotechnology, Economics, Energy, Environment, Health, and Safety, Future Warfare, Healing/preserving environment, Memetics, Molecular manufacturing, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanobiotechnology, Nanodot, Nanoscale Bulk Technologies, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Productive Nanosystems, Roadmaps, Space|

In a lecture at Oxford Eric Drexler argued that atomically precise manufacturing will be the next great revolution in the material basis of civilization, and discussed how we can establish reliable knowledge about key aspects of such technologies.

Green Nanotechnology Roadmap Highlights Opportunities and Challenges

By | 2017-06-01T14:03:34+00:00 August 23rd, 2011|Biosphere, Environment, Health, and Safety, Government programs, Healing/preserving environment, Investment/Entrepreneuring, Nano, Nanobusiness, Nanodot, Nanoscale Bulk Technologies, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Nanotechnology Politics, Productive Nanosystems, Reports & publications, Roadmaps|

A green nanotechnology roadmap released by the American Chemical Society describes the opportunities and barriers to developing commercial applications of nanomaterials that present little threat of harm to health and the environment, and concludes with an action agenda to more forward.