Government programs

Nanomanufacturing grants available from US National Science Foundation

By |2017-06-01T14:22:04-07:00September 27th, 2014|Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Government programs, Molecular manufacturing, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanodot, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Productive Nanosystems|

The US NSF has announced a program to support fundamental research leading to complex nanosystems.

DNA nanotechnology and the atoms to micrometer nanofabrication gap

By |2017-06-01T14:01:55-07:00September 26th, 2014|Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Bionanotechnology, Future Warfare, Government programs, Military nanotechnology, Molecular manufacturing, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanobiotechnology, Nanobusiness, Nanodot, Nanotech, Nanotechnology|

A new DARPA program seeks to bridge the gap from atoms to macroscale product manufacture in two steps, the first of which is from atoms to micrometer-scale feedstocks. DNA origami may be part of the solution.

DARPA announces new program on nanoscale assembly and integration

By |2017-06-01T14:01:56-07:00September 1st, 2014|Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Bionanotechnology, Government programs, Military nanotechnology, Molecular Electronics, Molecular manufacturing, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanobiotechnology, Nanobusiness, Nanodot, Nanoscale Bulk Technologies, Nanotech, News, news|

Register by Sept. 5 to attend a Proposers Day webinar on either Sept. 9 or 11 to learn the technical objectives of DARPA's new "Atoms to product: Aiming to make nanoscale benefits life-sized" program.

The NNI Debate of 2014

By |2017-06-01T14:01:57-07:00July 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 [...]

A bird’s-eye view of half a century of nanotechnology

By |2017-06-01T14:15:52-07:00May 7th, 2014|Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Government programs, Memetics, Molecular manufacturing, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanodot, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Nanotechnology Politics, Productive Nanosystems, Reviews, Roadmaps|

Reviewing Eric Drexler's Radical Abundance, Phil Bowermaster provides an informed and insightful overview of the controversies that greeted the proposal for a nanotechnology aimed at developing a practical technology for atomically precise manufacturing. Along the way he shows how Drexler's outlook evolved from 1986 to 2013.

US government report highlights flaws in US nanotechnology effort

By |2017-06-01T14:01:59-07:00April 1st, 2014|Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Bionanotechnology, Future Medicine, Government programs, Healing/preserving environment, Health & longevity, Molecular manufacturing, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanobiotechnology, Nanobusiness, Nanodot, Nanomedicine, Nanoscale Bulk Technologies, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Nanotechnology Politics, News, news, Opinion, Opinion, Productive Nanosystems, Reports & publications|

The concern of the US GAO for a gap in nanomanufacturing is well-placed, but it is only half of the problem with the limited US vision of the impact of nanotechnology on the future world economy.

Nanotubes aren&#39t stiff if they aren&#39t straight

By |2017-06-01T14:24:28-07:00October 3rd, 2013|Articles, Government programs, Nano, Nanodot, Nanoscale Bulk Technologies, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, News, Reports & publications, Research|

Materials scientists have pursued the question of why vertically aligned carbon nanotube forests show much lower modulus values than expected. Now researchers from Georgia Tech have found that [...]

Building a hub for nanotech advancement

By |2017-06-01T14:03:12-07:00September 17th, 2013|Future Medicine, Government programs, Nano, Nanobiotechnology, Nanobusiness, Nanodot, NanoEducation, Nanojobs, Nanoscale Bulk Technologies, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Nanotechnology Politics, New Institutions, Press Releases|

Nanotechnology draws from physics, chemistry, engineering, computation, etc., and this multi-disciplinary nature has served as a major speed bump in achievement of envisioned nanotech goals. There has been [...]

Drexler&#39s book tour extends to U.S. May6-9

By |2017-06-01T14:03:15-07:00May 4th, 2013|Atomically 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 [...]

Nanotechnology revolution: An interview with Eric Drexler

By |2017-06-01T14:24:14-07:00March 29th, 2013|Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Bionanotechnology, Computational nanotechnology, Economics, Energy, Future Medicine, Future Warfare, Government programs, Military nanotechnology, Molecular manufacturing, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanobiotechnology, Nanodot, Nanomedicine, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Nanotechnology Politics, Productive Nanosystems|

In anticipation of Eric Drexler’s new book, Forbes contributor Bruce Dorminey interviews him about the meaning of nanotechnology and its revolutionary prospects. Selected excerpt: … In what fields would APM [...]