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Nanodot Blog2017-06-01T17:48:21-07:00

Nanodot Blog

DOE office focusing on atomically precise manufacturing

By |December 31st, 2016|Categories: Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Economics, Energy, Foresight Kudos, Government programs, Meetings & Conferences, Memetics, Molecular manufacturing, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanodot, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Productive Nanosystems, Roadmaps|

Longtime Foresight member Dave Forrest is leading DOE's Advanced Manufacturing Office in advocating atomically precise manufacturing to transform the U.S. manufacturing base.

Nobel Prize in Chemistry recognizes molecular machines

By |October 10th, 2016|Categories: About Foresight, Artificial Molecular Machines, Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Foresight Kudos, Foresight News, Foresight News Articles, Meetings & Conferences, Molecular manufacturing, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanodot, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Productive Nanosystems|

Sir J. Fraser Stoddart, winner of 2007 Foresight Feynman Prize for Experiment, shares the 2016 Chemistry Nobel for the design and synthesis of molecular machines.

Assembling a large, stable, icosahedral protein molecular cage

By |September 9th, 2016|Categories: Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Bionanotechnology, Computational nanotechnology, Foresight Kudos, Molecular manufacturing, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanobiotechnology, Nanodot, Nanotech, Nanotechnology|

A trimeric protein was designed to self assemble into a 60 unit icosahedron with a roomy interior that might find use to ferry molecular cargo into cells or as a chemical reactor.

Chemical fuel keeps molecular motor moving

By |September 4th, 2016|Categories: Artificial Molecular Machines, Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Molecular manufacturing, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanodot, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Research, Robotics|

Removing the necessity of providing several different chemical fuels in a series of distinct steps, a novel chemically-fueled molecular motor autonomously produces movement as long as the fuel supply lasts.

Rational improvement of DNA nanodevice function

By |August 13th, 2016|Categories: Artificial Molecular Machines, Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Bionanotechnology, Computational nanotechnology, Molecular manufacturing, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanobiotechnology, Nanodot, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Research|

Recent research documents a structure-based rational design strategy combining molecular dynamics and single molecule imaging to improve the performance of a DNA tweezers that accurately positions an enzyme and its cofactor.

Atomically precise location of dopants a step toward quantum computers

By |August 4th, 2016|Categories: About Foresight, Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Computational nanotechnology, Foresight News Articles, Machine Intelligence, Molecular manufacturing, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanodot, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Research|

Precise matching of STM images and theoretical calculations provides exact lattice locations of dopant atoms, advancing the prospects for silicon-based quantum computers.

Watching individual chemical bonds during a reaction

By |August 2nd, 2016|Categories: Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Computational nanotechnology, Molecular manufacturing, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanodot, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Productive Nanosystems, Research|

Combining computational nanotechnology with a noncontact-atomic force microscope probe tipped by a single CO molecule allowed researchers to visualize the dance of individual chemical bonds during a complex organic reaction on a silver surface.

Peptoid nanosheets assemble by different design rule

By |July 31st, 2016|Categories: Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Bionanotechnology, Computational nanotechnology, Molecular manufacturing, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanobiotechnology, Nanodot, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Research|

Chains of monomers joined by non-biological peptoid bonds follow different rules of self-assembly and form structures not found in chains joined by the peptide bonds used to form proteins.

Engineered protein assembles molecules into atomically precise lattice

By |July 30th, 2016|Categories: Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Bionanotechnology, Computational nanotechnology, Molecular manufacturing, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanobiotechnology, Nanodot, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Research|

An engineered protein controls the assembly of C60 fullerene molecules into an atomically precise lattice that conducts electricity while neither component alone would.

Another powerful nanoengine remembered

By |July 11th, 2016|Categories: Artificial Molecular Machines, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanodot, Nanoscale Bulk Technologies, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Research|

The claim that the recently reported actuating nanotransducers (ANTS) produce forces "orders of magnitude larger than any produced previously" is challenged by a nanocrystal carbon nanotube device reported 11 years ago.

Simulation of quantum entanglement with subsurface dopant atoms

By |June 9th, 2016|Categories: About Foresight, Computational nanotechnology, Foresight Kudos, Foresight News Articles, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanodot, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Research|

Atomic resolution measurement of quasi-particle tunneling maps of spin-resolved states reveals interference processes that allow simulation of processes important for developing quantum computers based on atomically precise doping of silicon.

Protein design provides a novel metabolic path for carbon fixation

By |June 8th, 2016|Categories: Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Bionanotechnology, Computational nanotechnology, Energy, Molecular manufacturing, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanobiotechnology, Nanodot, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Productive Nanosystems, Research|

Computational design of an enzyme that carboligates three one-carbon molecules to form one three-carbon molecule, an activity that does not exist in nature, provides proof-of-principle for a novel metabolic pathway for carbon fixation.

Powerful nanoengine built from coated nanoparticles

By |June 5th, 2016|Categories: Artificial Molecular Machines, Investment/Entrepreneuring, MEMS, Nano, Nanobusiness, Nanodot, Nanoscale Bulk Technologies, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Research|

A nanoengine 100 times more powerful than known nanomotors and muscles was demonstrated using the aggregation and dispersal of gold nanoparticles coated with a polymer that undergoes a rapid transition from hydrophobic to hydrophilic.

Foresight Co-Founder to speak on altruism, nanotechnology

By |May 28th, 2016|Categories: About Foresight, Foresight Kudos, Foresight News Articles, Meetings & Conferences, Nano, Nanodot, Nanotech, Nanotechnology|Tags: |

Christine Peterson will speak on "High-Leverage Altruism" at the fourth annual conference of Effective Altruism, using reason and evidence to improve the world as much as possible, and on nanotechnology at the Singularity University Global Summit, the definitive gathering for those who understand the critical importance of exponential technologies.

Foresight President to speak on Artificial Intelligence

By |May 10th, 2016|Categories: About Foresight, Foresight Kudos, Foresight News Articles, Machine Intelligence, Meetings & Conferences, Nano, Nanodot, Nanotech, Nanotechnology|

Foresight President Julia Bossmann will speak on AI at the TEDxEchoPark "Paradigm Shift" event on Saturday May 14, 2016, in Los Angeles, California.

Triple helices stabilize macroscopic crystals for DNA nanotechnology

By |May 5th, 2016|Categories: Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Bionanotechnology, Molecular manufacturing, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanobiotechnology, Nanodot, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Productive Nanosystems, Research|

A DNA strand capable of forming a triple helix with a portion of the DNA double helices in a macroscopic DNA crystal enhances the weak interactions holding the crystal together so that the crystal remains stable in the absence of a high ionic strength environment.

DNA triplex formation decorates DNA crystals with sub-nanometer precision

By |May 3rd, 2016|Categories: Bionanotechnology, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanobiotechnology, Nanodot, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Research|

A specially designed triplex forming oligonucleotide bearing a cargo molecule binds to a specific sequence in the major groove of a DNA double helix to form a modified DNA tile that self assembles into a macroscopic crystal in which each helix carries a cargo molecule positioned to sub-nanometer precision.

Macroscopic DNA crystals from molecular tensegrity triangles

By |May 2nd, 2016|Categories: Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Bionanotechnology, Found On Web, Molecular manufacturing, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanobiotechnology, Nanodot, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Research|

Structural DNA nanotechnology: progress toward a precise self-assembling three dimensional scaffold by building macroscopic crystals from nanoscale structures.

Five ionized atoms provide scalable implementation of quantum computation algorithm

By |April 3rd, 2016|Categories: Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Molecular manufacturing, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanodot, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Productive Nanosystems, Research|

Five calcium ions held several micrometers apart in an ion trap and manipulated by laser pulses implement Shor's factorization algorithm more efficiently than previous implementations.

DNA nanotechnology defeats drug resistance in cancer cells

By |April 2nd, 2016|Categories: Bionanotechnology, Future Medicine, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanobiotechnology, Nanodot, Nanomedicine, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Research|

Small, stiff, rectangular rods made using scaffolded DNA origami bypass drug resistance mechanisms in the membranes of a cultured leukemia cell line and release enough therapeutic drug to kill the cancer cell.

Foresight Institute appoints Julia Bossmann as new president

By |March 30th, 2016|Categories: About Foresight, Foresight Kudos, Foresight News, Foresight News Articles, Nanodot, Press Releases|

Foresight Institute, a leading think-tank for transformative future technologies, such as nanotechnology, synthetic biology, and artificial intelligence, announced that Julia Bossmann has joined the organization as president.

Nanotechnologies to advance solar energy utilization

By |March 25th, 2016|Categories: Biosphere, Economics, Energy, Environment, Health, and Safety, Found On Web, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanodot, Nanoscale Bulk Technologies, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Reviews|

Increasing efficiency and utilization and lowering costs for harvesting, converting, transporting, and storing energy produced from sunlight provides a showcase for a variety of nanoscale materials, structures, and processes.

Caltech celebrates ten years of Scaffolded DNA Origami

By |March 14th, 2016|Categories: Bionanotechnology, Foresight Kudos, Found On Web, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanobiotechnology, Nanodot, Nanotech, Nanotechnology|

California Institute of Technology is holding a symposium to honor Paul Rothemund's seminal contribution to the field of DNA nanotechnology: the research paths opened by the technology, and where they might lead.

Crowd-sourced RNA structure design uncovers new insights

By |March 12th, 2016|Categories: Bionanotechnology, Computational nanotechnology, Machine Intelligence, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanobiotechnology, Nanodot, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Research|

Thousands of amateurs playing the online RNA folding game Eterna, backed up by a real-world automated lab testing their predictions, have provided insights to improve the algorithms computers use to design RNA molecules.

Will medical 3D printing advance nanotechnology?

By |March 12th, 2016|Categories: Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Future Medicine, Nano, Nanodot, Nanotech, Nanotechnology|

Do sophisticated medical applications of 3D printing, like printing titanium bones or human tissues, that portend wider use, also perhaps point toward eventual nanoscale applications as the technology improves?

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