Grant program to support nanotechnology and other infrastructure

The US National Science Foundation announced a new grant program to develop and apply next-generation networking to advance nanotechnology and other emerging technologies to meet important national needs.

A framework to promote critical thinking about nanotechnology

Foresight’s Director of Education Miguel F. Aznar has proposed nine questions to promote critical thinking and contextual understanding of the issues related to nanotechnology to enable the general public and policy makers to make informed choices on subjects influenced by nanotechnology.

$100,000 grants for 20 entrepreneurs under 20 years to develop their dreams

Apply by December 31 for one of 20 $100,000 grants offered by the Thiel Foundation to those under 20 to develop their entrepreneurial dreams.

Nanotechnology Education: Four Ways You Can Make A Contribution

Scientists, engineers, and enthusiasts can help bolster the understanding of and enthusiasm for nanotechnology in local communities with a little help from National Chemistry Week (October 21st-27th) and other user-friendly, volunteer programs.

New online game to design RNA molecules: advancing nanotechnology?

A new online game allows players to design RNA molecules. The most promising designs are synthesized, and the players given real-world feedback on how well their designs worked.

Crowd-sourced protein design a promising path to advanced nanotechnology

Foldit game players have again out-performed scientists in protein design, this time improving the design of a protein designed from scratch to catalyze Diels-Alder cycloadditions.

Know a young visionary who deserves a large grant? Deadline Dec 31

The Thiel Foundation is offering $100,000 grants to innovators age 19 or younger who want to skip college and focus on their work, their research, and their self-education—Deadline Dec 31.

Singularity University takes on advanced nanotech questions

The Singularity University Executive Program recently took on the challenges of advanced nanotech: Nanotechnology: How should we evaluate the environmental impact of human-made machines that are too small to see? What limits should be placed on self-replicating nanodevices? What defenses should we institute against malevolent uses of such technology? These questions were asked by Marc… Continue reading Singularity University takes on advanced nanotech questions

"Nano Techno" rap song lures kids to learn about nanotech

Over at A New York Hall of Science staffer has made a rap video to introduce kids (and probably quite a few adults) to the basics of nanotech.  The refrain will help them remember the definition of a nanometer, and the Foresight message comes through: “But with great power comes great responsibility!”  The subtitles… Continue reading "Nano Techno" rap song lures kids to learn about nanotech

Deadline THIS FRIDAY for early rate on Open Science Summit

Excellent lineup of speakers again this year for the Open Science Summit, Oct. 22-23, and you can get in for only $100 if you register by this Friday: Hope to see you there!  —Christine Peterson, President, Foresight Institute

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