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 [...]
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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.
Christine Peterson will speak at Stanford University on August 8 on “The Nanocentury: Bringing Digital Control to the Physical World”.
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.
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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.
Two competing companies have introduced 3D printers for the personal manufacture of complex digitally-designed plastic consumer items. Will this start a trend toward personal digital manufacture of increasingly complex items?
A prototype humanoid robot being developed for the US military mimics a wide range of human movements while retaining its balance.
The Foldit approach to protein structure determination and protein design has proved its worth with the solution by citizen scientists in three weeks of an important protein structure that had stumped scientists working on the problem for more than a decade.
H+ Magazine has a report by Ben Goertzel on the Fourth Conference on Artificial General Intelligence. … This was the largest AGI conference yet, with more than 200 people attending, and it had a markedly different tone from the prior conferences in the series. A number of participants noted that there was less of an [...]
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A neural network made from 112 DNA strands organized into four artificial neurons was trained with four pieces of information to answer questions.
Progress in computational modeling of protein structures and in designing protein interfaces that bind in a desired geometrical orientation prepare the way for designing protein components of molecular machine systems.
A biochemical circuit built from 74 small DNA molecules demonstrates an approach that may enable embedded control of molecular devices.
Willow Garage TurtleBot, an open source programmable robot with a 3D vision system, is available to preorder, starting at $500.
David Hanson of Hanson Robotics argues that building humanlike robots will push the boundaries of several scientific and technical disciplines and prevent intelligent machines from becoming dangerous as they achieve true general intelligence.
A cover article in Time magazine portrays the Singularity, Ray Kurzweil, AI, life extension, and nanotechnology as “an idea that rewards sober, careful evaluation.”
MIT computer scientist Joseph Bates is featured in Business Week as an innovator working to make computers much faster and more powerful by letting the computer make estimates instead of making precise calculations for all steps.
DARPA is basing an approach to AI on devices called memristors that use a nanoscale property to mimic neurons.
Humanity+ @ Caltech: Redefining Humanity in the Era of Radical Technological Change is being streamed live.