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.
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We are greatly saddened to hear of the death of Marvin Minsky, age 88. A pioneer in artificial intelligence, Marvin served as an Advisor to Foresight Institute from its earliest days.
Optimized Geek podcast featured Christine Peterson on the future of nanotechnology, human lifespan, artificial intelligence, finding love, and other topics.
New software makes it possible to generate 3D structures of proteins without artificially incorporating metal atoms in the proteins, making it possible to study many molecular machines using data that could not previously be analyzed.
Nanotech promises more commonplace access to advanced technology as material and fabrication costs fall and traditional barriers to innovation are removed. Examples are already being seen globally: more access to laptops and cell phones in developing countries, desktop 3D printers, a surge in establishment of shared-use research facilities, etc. A couple recent cases getting attention [...]
Nicholas Negroponte, founder of the MIT media lab and the One Laptop Per Child program, gave a TED talk in March 2014 titled A 30-Year History of the Future. Click to access the talk or the TEDBlog article discussing the talk. Negroponte highlights some cutting-edge technological developments of the past that had been openly scorned [...]
A very large community of online gamers has consistently produced RNA designs that outperform the best design algorithms by a large margin. Can online gamers designing RNA, protein, and other molecules contribute to the development of atomically precise manufacturing?
2014 Foresight Technical Conference: Integration —February 7-9, 2014 www.foresight.org/conference Early registration rates and reduced hotel rates are available for a limited time. Conference Co-Chairs: Robert P. Meagley, CEO/CTO, ONE Nanotechnologies William A. Goddard III, Director, Materials and Process Simulation Center, Caltech Keynote Speakers: Meyya Meyyappan, Chief Scientist for Exploration Technology, NASA Ames Research Center Paolo [...]
Molecular Folding Science: the Future of Architectural Biomimicry at the Atomic Scale by Ronald Zuckermann at the 2014 Technical Conference: IntegrationPosted by candice on December 17th, 2013
2014 Foresight Technical Conference: Integration —February 7-9, 2014 www.foresight.org/conference Early registration rates and reduced hotel rates are available for a limited time. Use promo code NANOBLOG for $100 off registration Molecular Folding Science: The Future of Architectural Biomimicry at the Atomic Scale Precisely folded proteins are Nature’s machinery: 3D molecular architectures, that are responsible for [...]
Ultra fast, ultra low energy transistors in Electronic and Optical Nanosystems, 2014 Foresight Technical Conference: IntegrationPosted by candice on December 8th, 2013
Ultra fast, ultra low energy transistors in Electronic and Optical Nanosystems Dr. Reza Arghavani is the Managing Director of Technology for LAM Research Corporation. He will be speaking on the realization of nanotechnology approaching the atomic scale that underpins the ultra fast, ultra low energy transistors of the 22nm node devices on sale today and [...]
Rolith wins 2013 Best Manufacturing Technology Award for Printed Electronics Industry. Boris Kobrin to speak at 2014 Technical Conference: IntegrationPosted by candice on December 4th, 2013
Registration is open for the 2014 Foresight Technical Conference: Integration —February 7-9, 2014 www.foresight.org/conference Reduced hotel rates are available for a limited time. Use Promo Code NANOBLOG for $100 off registration Rolith, Inc. Wins the 2013 Best Manufacturing Technology Award from the Printed Electronics Industry Rolith, Inc., a leader in advanced nanostructured devices, is pleased [...]
H-S Philip Wong discusses Carbon Nanotube Devices at 2014 Foresight Technical Conference: Integration Early Registration ends 11/25 – Use promo code NANOBLOG for $100 off registration. In October, Professor Wong along with colleagues at Stanford University published the development of a digital computer which uses carbon nanotubes as transistors. The team was able to integrate [...]
Dr. Garrett gives 2014 Foresight Technical Conference: Integration a picture of the global socio-political piece of the nanotechnology puzzle. He can provide insight into why nanotechnology is important strategically as part of the new industrial revolution and the accelerating pace of technologically-induced disruptive change throughout society and geopolitics. Dr. Banning Garrett is Strategic Foresight Senior [...]
Doug Wolens’s documentary “THE SINGULARITY: Will we survive our technology” premieres at San Francisco’s Castro Theatre September 16, 2013.
The release of Eric Drexler’s new book Radical Abundance has sparked a resurgence of discussion about nanotechnology and the global future. Last month, Nanowerk reprinted Drexler’s blog write-up entitled The Physical Basis of High-Throughput Atomically Precise Manufacturing, a reader-friendly overview highlighting parallels between molecular manufacturing and conventional chemistry and manufacturing. Over the last couple months, [...]
A proposed large project to produce a dynamic map of the functional connectome of the human brain will require a convergence of neuroscience, biotechnology, nanotechnology, and computation, and may therefore spur the development of advanced nanotechnology leading to molecular manufacturing.
In a 47-minute interview Christine Peterson discusses the future that science and technology is bringing over the next few decades, and how to get involved to push the future in a positive direction.
An interview with Foresight Co-Founder and Past President Christine Peterson covering both the current state and the future prospects of nanotechnology is available on Youtube.
Millions of organic chemicals and reactions have been incoporated into a huge computer network along with search algorithms to find new synthetic pathways. A way to find new building blocks for molecular nanotechnology?
I am speaking on nanotechnology at a free event at Stanford this Wednesday evening. The Nanocentury: Bringing Digital Control to the Physical World. Throughout human history, our species has worked to control the matter surrounding us — building larger and larger, smaller and smaller, more and more precise. The payoffs from these efforts are starting [...]