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TED talk: A 30-Year History of the Future

Posted by Stephanie C on July 29th, 2014

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 [...]

Will crowdsourced RNA designs advance nanotechnology?

Posted by Jim Lewis on March 6th, 2014

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: Sessions and Speakers

Posted by candice on December 23rd, 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. 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: Integration

Posted 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: Integration

Posted 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: Integration

Posted 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 [...]

Carbon Nanotube Devices: H-S Philip Wong

Posted by candice on November 23rd, 2013

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. Banning Garrett discusses the importance of Nanotechnology in world markets.

Posted by candice on November 20th, 2013

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 [...]

THE SINGULARITY film premiere at The Castro Theatre 09.16.13

Posted by Jim Lewis on September 6th, 2013

Doug Wolens’s documentary “THE SINGULARITY: Will we survive our technology” premieres at San Francisco’s Castro Theatre September 16, 2013.

Recent highlights and discussions of APM concepts

Posted by Stephanie C on July 12th, 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, [...]

Proposed Brain Activity Map may also advance nanotechnology

Posted by Jim Lewis on March 1st, 2013

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.

Christine Peterson on pushing the future in a positive direction

Posted by Jim Lewis on February 20th, 2013

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.

Christine Peterson interviewed on nanotechnology

Posted by Jim Lewis on February 12th, 2013

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.

AI for synthetic chemistry may provide more building blocks for nanotechnology

Posted by Jim Lewis on September 10th, 2012

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?

Foresight co-founder to speak at Stanford this Wednesday: free event

Posted by Christine Peterson on August 6th, 2012

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 [...]

Solid state synthetic molecular machine points to advanced nanotechnology

Posted by Jim Lewis on June 26th, 2012

Interlocking organic molecules held between copper atoms have been assembled in a void inside a solid state material to create a very simple molecular machine, a wheel that spins around an axle.

The Nanocentury: Bringing Digital Control to the Physical World

Posted by Jim Lewis on April 16th, 2012

Christine Peterson will speak at Stanford University on August 8 on “The Nanocentury: Bringing Digital Control to the Physical World”.

Computational analysis of scattered images brings atomic resolution to electron microscopy

Posted by Jim Lewis on March 14th, 2012

A new method called electron ptychography uses computational methods to form an image from scattered electron waves that have passed through the sample, bringing atomic resolution to electron microscopy.

Deadline tomorrow, March 14, for Life Extension Conference

Posted by Christine Peterson on March 13th, 2012

Personalized Life Extension 2012 Mar 31-Apr 1, 2012 South San Francisco http://lifeextensionconference.com/ Hi folks — Join fellow Foresight members, self-trackers, self-experimenters, and health geeks to explore the latest ways to optimize your body and brain & slow aging. Foresight is a partner on the conference, so we can use discount code NANODOT for $100 off. [...]

Machine learning may improve molecular design for nanotechnology

Posted by Jim Lewis on February 22nd, 2012

A set of machine learning programs can now predict properties of small organic molecules as accurately as can calculations based upon the Schrödinger equation, but in milliseconds rather than hours.