2018-02-06T11:22:12+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Categories: Nanodot|
We’re thrilled to open up applications for the 2018 Foresight Fellowship, Feynman Prizes and Student Award, and Spring workshop starting now! The 2018 Foresight Fellowship After the excellent strides by our inaugural class [...]
Iron-rich medium supports the growth of E. coli engineered to no longer have a natural Fes enzyme. They form small, unhealthy, red colonies because they accumulate iron bound to enterobactin, and barely have enough [...]
UNSW Sydney scientist Professor Michelle Simmons, the 2018 Australian of the Year, is presented with her award by the Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. CREDIT: Salty Dingo It is always a pleasure when those [...]
Electric fields drive the rotating nano-crane – 100,000 times faster than previous methods. (Image: Enzo Kopperger / TUM) Rotation of the arm between two docking points (red and blue). (Image: Enzo Kopperger [...]
Sixteen topologies of de novo designed hyperstable constrained peptides. Credit: Baker lab, University of Washington Protein design has been one of the major paths from current fabrication technology toward the goal of general purpose, [...]
Image Credit: 3DSculptor / Shutterstock.com The Foresight Institute was founded in 1986 on a vision presented by Eric Drexler in which the ultimate manufacturing technology uses a machine termed a nanofactory or nanofabricator to [...]
The structural formula of the rotaxane 1H3+. Above: The dibenzocrown-8 macrocycle circles the dibenzylammonium site on the left end of the axle, which had been protonated by the addition of acid. Below: With the [...]
Credit - energy.gov/science-innovation Longtime Foresight member, and since October 2012 Technology Manager, Advanced Manufacturing Office, U.S. Department of Energy, David Forrest passes along these funding announcements about new opportunities at DOE: Those of you [...]
Blockchain formation. The main chain (black) consists of the longest series of blocks from the genesis block (green) to the current block. Orphan blocks (purple) exist outside of the main chain. Image Credit: Theymos [...]
Christine Peterson, Foresight Institute Co-Founder and Projects Director Foresight Institute Co-Founder and Projects Director Christine Peterson (full biography) was interviewed recently by 80000 Hours, “an independent nonprofit funded by individual donors” and founded [...]
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 road to developing quantum computers [...]
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 achieve major milestones on the [...]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.