Nanosponges to recover spilled oil (includes video)

By |2017-06-01T14:22:14-07:00May 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 |2017-06-01T14:03:28-07:00January 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 |2017-06-01T14:03:28-07:00January 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 |2017-06-01T14:16:54-07:00December 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 |2017-06-01T14:03:34-07:00August 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 |2017-06-01T14:04:26-07:00April 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.

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

By |2017-06-01T14:04:34-07:00September 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 [...]

Single-atom sheet of carbon clears arsenic from water

By |2017-06-01T14:04:35-07:00July 15th, 2010|Biosphere, Environment, Health, and Safety, Healing/preserving environment, Health & longevity, Nano, Nanodot, Nanoscale Bulk Technologies, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Research|

We can get a hint of the power coming from longer-term nanotech by seeing what is being discovered today on how to use some of the new materials becoming available. [...]

Vote and comment on IMM/Foresight statement to President's Council

By |2017-06-01T14:04:36-07:00June 1st, 2010|About Foresight, Energy, Foresight News Articles, Future Medicine, Future Warfare, Government programs, Healing/preserving environment, Health & longevity, Military nanotechnology, Molecular manufacturing, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanodot, Nanomedicine, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Nanotechnology Politics, Opinion, Productive Nanosystems, Public participation, Questions for Nanodot Users, Reports & publications|

The U.S. President’s Council on Advisors on Science and Technology requested public input on a number of manufacturing topics including “molecular-level, atomically precise production.” Foresight joined with our sister organization [...]

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