Foresight Update 23.40: May 7, 2010
Discuss these news stories at http://foresight.org/nanodot.
Longtime Foresight friend Robert Grudin has a new book Design and Truth, just reviewed by the New York Times. The review quotes Grudin on designers:
PhysOrg.com brings news and a video of a new 3D patterning technique from IBM that reaches down to 15 nm resolution which “could go even smaller”:
Brian Wang brings to our attention a Daily Mail article:
David Cassel brings our attention to an h+ review of the long-awaited film The Singularity is Near, based on the book by Ray Kurzweil:
Angela Belcher and team at MIT have tweaked a bacterial virus to serve as a scaffolding to
From Singularity Hub, 5 Axis Robot Carves Metal Like Butter:
The winner of the 2009 Foresight Feynman Prize in Nanotechnology (Theory), Robert A. Freitas Jr., has now been granted the first diamond mechanosynthesis patent. This is not just the first DMS patent but also, I believe, the first mechanosynthesis patent that has ever been issued. Freitas is the sole inventor on this patent, which was assigned to Zyvex because the work was done while he was a contractor for the company.
Longtime Foresight Senior Associate and senior research scientist at Genetic Programming, Inc. has done an interview on memristors over at blog FrogHeart for those of us trying to keep up on this challenging topic. …
Finally, the first step has been made toward the longed-for goal of a robot which can do laundry …
—Nanodot posts by Christine Peterson
July 30, 2010
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