Foresight Institute Weekly News Digest: February 12, 2009
Discuss these news stories at http://foresight.org/nanodot.
This the first essay in a series exploring if, when, and how the Singularity will happen, why (or why not) we should care, and what, if anything, we should do about it…
Computer simulations have shown that graphene deposited on a silicon dioxide surface will be either a semiconductor or a metal depending on whether the underlying layer is terminated with oxygen atoms or passivated with hydrogen atoms…
A new nanocar that runs cool — at room temperature — has been demonstrated by the research group of Stephan Link, colleague of James Tour at Rice…
New computational results reveal how the proper hierarchical assembly of smaller protein domains optimizes mechanical properties…
Nanotech may soon provide a solution for one of the more vexing problems in tissue engineering—how to control the differentiation of pluripotent or multipotent precursor cells into the specific cells needed to fix a specific problem…
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O'Reilly ETech Emerging Technologies Conference 2009
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NanoManufacturing Conference & Exhibits 2009
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See pre-conference tutorial by Foresight Senior Associate Tihamer Toth-Fejel, including Atomically-Precise Manufacturing and Productive Nanosystems.
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