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NanoManipulator allows fine touch at nanoscale

By |2017-06-01T14:32:05-07:00August 10th, 2001|Media Mentions, Nanodot|

from the tools-of-the-trade dept.
An article on the SmallTimes website ("Tools let scientists virtually reach out and touch a nanotube", by Candace Stuart, 9 Augusut 2001) provides an update on the NanoManipulator, an interactive device that coverts data from a scanning probe microscope into sensory information. High-power graphics programs let an operator see the sample three dimensionally and look at it from various perspectives. A control arm that fits in the hand like a pen allows researchers to guide the probe to any spot on the sample to "feel" it, and allows them to exert force on the molecule to move it around.
The NanoManipulator is the result of seven years of research and development by physics and computer science faculty and students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. UNC has created a company called 3rdTech, whose goal is to develop products and spin-off business from research at UNC. 3rdTech is commercializing the NanoManipulator system.

Building atom-by-atom on insulator at room temperature

By |2017-12-27T14:34:20-07:00December 27th, 2017|Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Computational nanotechnology, Molecular manufacturing, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanodot, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Productive Nanosystems, Research, Roadmaps, World-Shaping Technologies|

It’s not red and white, but the atoms are arranged in the shape of a Swiss cross (Credit: Physics department, University of Basel) If the above picture reminds you [...]

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

By |2017-09-28T11:59:53-07:00June 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 [...]

Our History

By |2017-07-11T12:20:45-07:00April 15th, 2017|

30 Years of Foresight Timeline 1986 - 2016 Part I - The Ultimate Manufacturing TechnologyPart II - Promoting Understanding, Building CommunityPart III - A RoadmapPart IVI - Moving [...]

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First International NanoCar Race showcases molecular vehicles

By |2017-06-01T14:01:34-07:00April 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.

Watching individual chemical bonds during a reaction

By |2017-06-01T14:01:36-07:00August 2nd, 2016|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.

2005 Foresight Institute Feynman Prize Submissions/nominations due July 31, 2005

By |2017-04-21T23:59:19-07:00June 6th, 2016|

Home > News & Events > Prizes & AwardsRichard P. Feynman (1918-1988)  2005 Foresight Institute Feynman PrizeSubmissions/nominations due July 31, 2005Winners of the 2005 Foresight Institute Feynman Prizes in NanotechnologyPrizes for Theoretical and Experimental NanotechnologySelection [...]

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Foresight Update 48

By |2017-04-22T00:13:02-07:00June 3rd, 2016|

Foresight Update 48page 4A publication of the Foresight Institute Foresight Update 48 - Table of Contents | Page1 | Page2 | Page3 | Page4 | Page5 [...]

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Foresight Update 52

By |2017-04-22T00:13:02-07:00June 3rd, 2016|

Foresight Update 52page 5A publication of the Foresight Institute Foresight Update 52 - Table of Contents | Page1 | Page2 | Page3 | Page4 | Page5   Media Watch.52by Judy [...]

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History of Nanotechnology

By |2017-06-01T22:01:57-07:00May 31st, 2016|

A Short History of Nanotechnology1959 Feynman gives after-dinner talk describing molecular machines building with atomic precision1974 Taniguchi uses term "nano-technology" in paper on ion-sputter machining1977 Drexler originates molecular nanotechnology concepts [...]

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