Environment, Health, and Safety

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.

Christine Peterson on current state and future potential of nanotechnology

By | 2017-06-01T14:03:29+00:00 December 21st, 2011|Artificial Molecular Machines, Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Bionanotechnology, Economics, Environment, Health, and Safety, Foresight News Articles, Molecular manufacturing, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanobiotechnology, Nanobusiness, Nanodot, Nanomedicine, Nanoscale Bulk Technologies, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Opinion, Opinion, Questions for Nanodot Users|

When can we expect advanced nanomachinery to be commercialized? Will any technologies not be affected in some way by advanced nanotechnology?

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.

Singularity University takes on advanced nanotech questions

By | 2017-06-01T14:03:32+00:00 October 25th, 2011|Abuse of Advanced Technology, Artificial Molecular Machines, Environment, Health, and Safety, Ethics, Future Warfare, Meetings & Conferences, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanobusiness, Nanodot, NanoEducation, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Nanotechnology Politics, Public participation, Questions for Nanodot Users, Robotics|

The Singularity University Executive Program recently took on the challenges of advanced nanotech: Nanotechnology: How should we evaluate the environmental impact of human-made machines that are too small to see? [...]

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.

Toxicity of silver nanoparticles on Arctic soil

By | 2017-06-01T14:04:26+00:00 April 10th, 2011|Biosphere, Environment, Health, and Safety, Ethics, Healing/preserving environment, Nano, Nanobusiness, Nanodot, Nanoscale Bulk Technologies, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Nanotechnology Politics, Research|

Research showing a toxic effect of silver nanoparticles on nitrogen-fixing bacteria in Arctic soil demonstrates the need for more research on nanoparticle environment, health, and safety.

Is policy uncertainty the cause of anemic growth in nanotechnology innovation?

By | 2017-06-01T14:16:46+00:00 March 17th, 2011|Economics, Energy, Environment, Health, and Safety, Found On Web, Investment/Entrepreneuring, Meetings & Conferences, Nano, Nanobusiness, Nanodot, Nanojobs, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Nanotechnology Politics, Opinion, Opinion, Questions for Nanodot Users|

Will proposals to establish criteria for green nanotechnology foster growth of nanotechnology innovation?

Surface properties of nanoparticles have profound effect on how cells respond

By | 2017-06-01T14:04:32+00:00 November 8th, 2010|Bionanotechnology, Environment, Health, and Safety, Future Medicine, Nano, Nanobiotechnology, Nanodot, Nanomedicine, Nanoscale Bulk Technologies, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Research|

Gold nanoparticles carrying nucleic acids into a cell must have the nucleic acids tightly linked via covalent bonds to avoid profound, unanticipated effects on gene expression.

Request for public comment on National Nanotechnology Initiative's Strategic Plan

By | 2017-06-01T14:04:32+00:00 November 5th, 2010|Economics, Energy, Environment, Health, and Safety, Ethics, Government programs, Nano, Nanobusiness, Nanodot, NanoEducation, Nanojobs, Nanomedicine, Nanoscale Bulk Technologies, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Nanotechnology Politics, Public participation, Reports & publications|

US National Nanotechnology Initiative wants your comments on its strategic plan.

Donate your laptop time to nanotech R&D for clean water

By | 2017-06-01T14:04:34+00:00 September 9th, 2010|Environment, Health, and Safety, Healing/preserving environment, Nano, Nanodot, Nanoscale Bulk Technologies, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Public participation, Research|

Projects exist for aggregating personal computers into one large project for various worthy purposes, from space to biology research, some nanotech-related such a protein folding.  Now IBM has a similar [...]