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 GalleryBionanotechnology, 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.
- Atomically precise boron doping of graphene nanoribbons GalleryAtomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Computational nanotechnology, Environment, Health, and Safety, Healing/preserving environment, Molecular Electronics, Molecular manufacturing, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanodot, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Productive Nanosystems, Research
The ability to dope graphene nanoribbons with boron atoms to atomic precision opens a range of possible new applications, from chemical sensing to nanoelectronics to photocatalysis to battery electrodes.
- Nanowires and bacteria harnessed for artificial photosynthesis GalleryBiosphere, 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.
- Drexler's book tour extends to U.S. May6-9 GalleryAtomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Complexity, Economics, Energy, Environment, Health, and Safety, Ethics, Future Medicine, Future Warfare, Government programs, Molecular manufacturing, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanodot, Nanomedicine, Nanosurveillance, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Nanotechnology Politics, Productive Nanosystems, Reports & publications
Recently we pointed at a Forbe's interview with Eric Drexler, in anticipation of his pending new book Radical Abundance. The book has shipped, and Drexler's tour schedule now includes a [...]
The advent of new technologies is typically followed by new government regulation, and in the absence of data, fear-based reactionism can have far too much influence on policy. [...]
- Christine Peterson on pushing the future in a positive direction GalleryAbout 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.
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.
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.
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.