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Nanodot

Since May of 2000, Nanodot has been Foresight’s blog, commenting on science, world-shaping technology development, and other news relevant to Foresight’s mission to support technological development toward an abundant future.

Prototype quantum computer gives small molecule quantum simulation

By | 2017-10-09T17:31:09+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Computational nanotechnology, Molecular manufacturing, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanodot, Nanotech, Research, World-Shaping Technologies|

Optical micrograph of the superconducting quantum processor with seven qubits. Image credit: Kandala et al. Nature We have pointed to examples of how atomically precise nanotechnology might open the [...]

Molecular robot builds four types of molecules

By | 2017-10-01T09:26:22+00:00 September 30th, 2017|Artificial Molecular Machines, Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Foresight Kudos, Molecular manufacturing, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanodot, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Productive Nanosystems, Research, Roadmaps, Robotics, World-Shaping Technologies|

Since winning the 2007 Foresight Institute Feynman Prize in Nanotechnology, Theory category, Professor David Leigh FRS FRSE FRSC MAE, and since 2012 at the University of Manchester, has continued to [...]

USA-Austrian and Swiss Nanocars finish first in first Nanocar race

By | 2017-09-28T11:59:53+00:00 June 11th, 2017|About Foresight, Artificial Molecular Machines, Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Foresight Kudos, Foresight News, International organizations, Molecular manufacturing, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanodot, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Transportation, World-Shaping Technologies|

If the current is high enough, the molecule starts to move and can be steered over the racetrack (University of Basel) Our previous post announced a race around [...]

First International NanoCar Race showcases molecular vehicles

By | 2017-06-01T14:01:34+00:00 April 12th, 2017|Artificial Molecular Machines, Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Foresight Kudos, International organizations, Molecular manufacturing, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanodot, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, News, news, Transportation|

Six NanoCars, each a unique concept created from only several dozen atoms by one of six teams representing six nations, and powered by electrical pulses, will compete to complete a 100 nm course within 38 hours.

Precisely removing individual atoms with microscope creates novel molecule

By | 2017-09-28T12:04:08+00:00 March 3rd, 2017|Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Computational nanotechnology, Foresight Kudos, Molecular manufacturing, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanodot, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Research|

A molecule with two unpaired electrons too unstable to be made by chemical synthesis was fabricated using a scanning probe microscope to remove two hydrogen atoms from a single molecule adsorbed to a copper surface at ultra low temperature and ultra high vacuum.

From de novo protein design to molecular machine systems

By | 2017-09-26T17:08:53+00:00 January 30th, 2017|Artificial Molecular Machines, Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Bionanotechnology, Computational nanotechnology, Foresight Kudos, Molecular manufacturing, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanobiotechnology, Nanodot, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Productive Nanosystems, Research, Reviews, Roadmaps|

A review from the group leading recent rapid progress in de novo protein design describes the successes, identifies the remaining challenges, and heralds the advance "from the Stone Age to the Iron Age" in protein design.

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

By | 2017-09-26T16:37:11+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.

Cleanly placing atomically precise graphene nanoribbons

By | 2017-09-28T12:10:39+00:00 January 23rd, 2017|Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Computational nanotechnology, Foresight Kudos, Molecular Electronics, Molecular manufacturing, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanodot, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Research|

Atomically precise chevron-shaped graphene nanoribbons were purified after solution synthesis, cleanly placed by dry contact transfer on a hydrogen-passivated Si surface, imaged and manipulated by scanning tunneling microscopy, and covalently bonded to depassivated surface positions.

Designing novel protein backbones through digital evolution

By | 2017-09-28T12:13:14+00:00 January 17th, 2017|Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Bionanotechnology, Computational nanotechnology, Foresight Kudos, Molecular manufacturing, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanobiotechnology, Nanodot, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Research|

Computational recombination of small elements of structure from known protein structures generates a vast library of designs that balance protein stability with the potential for new functions and novel interactions.

Adding modular hydrogen-bond networks to protein design

By | 2017-09-28T12:21:15+00:00 January 15th, 2017|Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Bionanotechnology, Foresight Kudos, Foresight News, Foresight News Articles, Molecular manufacturing, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanobiotechnology, Nanodot, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Research|

Computer designed networks of hydrogen bonds allow programming specific interactions of protein interfaces, facilitating programming molecular recognition.