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Two-component, 120-subunit icosahedral cage extends protein nanotechnology

By | 2017-06-01T14:01:34+00:00 January 28th, 2017|Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Bionanotechnology, Computational nanotechnology, Energy, Foresight Kudos, Future Medicine, Molecular manufacturing, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanobiotechnology, Nanodot, Nanomedicine, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Productive Nanosystems, Research|

Ten designs spanning three types of icosahedral architectures produce atomically precise multi-megadalton protein cages to deliver biological cargo or serve as scaffolds for organizing various molecular functions.

New Funding Opportunity from U.S. DOE

By | 2017-06-01T14:01:35+00:00 January 1st, 2017|Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Economics, Energy, Foresight Kudos, Government programs, Meetings & Conferences, Memetics, Molecular manufacturing, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanodot, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Productive Nanosystems, Roadmaps|

A new funding opportunity from the Advanced Manufacturing Office, U.S. Department of Energy, incudes a subtopic on Atomically Precise Manufacturing

DOE office focusing on atomically precise manufacturing

By | 2017-06-01T14:01:35+00:00 December 31st, 2016|Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Economics, Energy, Foresight Kudos, Government programs, Meetings & Conferences, Memetics, Molecular manufacturing, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanodot, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Productive Nanosystems, Roadmaps|

Longtime Foresight member Dave Forrest is leading DOE's Advanced Manufacturing Office in advocating atomically precise manufacturing to transform the U.S. manufacturing base.

Protein design provides a novel metabolic path for carbon fixation

By | 2017-06-01T14:01:36+00:00 June 8th, 2016|Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Bionanotechnology, Computational nanotechnology, Energy, Molecular manufacturing, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanobiotechnology, Nanodot, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Productive Nanosystems, Research|

Computational design of an enzyme that carboligates three one-carbon molecules to form one three-carbon molecule, an activity that does not exist in nature, provides proof-of-principle for a novel metabolic pathway for carbon fixation.

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.

Inexpensive transparent conductors from correlated metal nanostructures

By | 2017-06-01T14:01:40+00:00 January 6th, 2016|Economics, Energy, Investment/Entrepreneuring, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanobusiness, Nanodot, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Research|

Highly correlated electron motions resembling electron liquids rather than electron gases, and found in some transition metal oxides, may enable inexpensive substitution for expensive displays.

Octopodal nanoparticles combine catalytic, plasmonic functions

By | 2017-06-01T14:01:41+00:00 December 11th, 2015|Energy, Healing/preserving environment, Nano, Nanobusiness, Nanodot, Nanoscale Bulk Technologies, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Research|

Eight-armed nanoparticles of gold coated with a gold-palladium alloy proved to be both efficient plasmonic sensors and efficient catalysts, even though gold alone is not normally a good catalyst and palladium is a poor plasmonic material.

Generating hydrogen with single atom catalysts

By | 2017-06-01T21:34:13+00:00 November 13th, 2015|About Foresight, Energy, Foresight Kudos, Foresight News, Foresight News Articles, Healing/preserving environment, Nano, Nanodot, Nanoscale Bulk Technologies, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Research|

Single cobalt atoms have been positioned in nitrogen-doped graphene to catalytically produce hydrogen from water almost as effectively as using vastly more expensive platinum catalysts.

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.

Flexible supercapacitor from stacked nanomaterial

By | 2017-06-01T14:01:50+00:00 April 8th, 2015|Energy, Nano, Nanodot, Nanoscale Bulk Technologies, Nanotech, Nanotechnology|

A nanoporous form of graphene made by burning off other elements from an inexpensive polymer has been used to fabricate flexible supercapacitors via a process that can be scaled to industrial quantities to provide energy storage for wearable, flexible electronics.