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Nanotechnology roadmap for atomically-precise manufacturing

Posted by Christine Peterson on November 28th, 2007

An article in Small Times by Paul Burrows of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory covers the Technology Roadmap for Productive Nanosystems (TRPN) aimed at Atomically-Precise Manufacturing (APM), a joint project of Foresight Nanotech Institute and Battelle, funded by the Waitt Family Foundation and by Sun Microsystems. Some excerpts: The Foresight-Battelle roadmap aimed to address this “vision [...]

Nanotechnology Roadmap to be critiqued, expanded — Deadline Oct. 31

Posted by Christine Peterson on October 25th, 2007

A draft version of the Productive Nanosystems Roadmap was distributed to attendees at the similarly-named conference (PDF) in DC on Oct. 9-10. Now participants at the Foresight Vision Weekend will be critiquing and planning expansions of this first roadmap for atomically-precise manufacturing. IMPORTANT: REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS 4 PM, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31. In addition to the [...]

Nanotechnology "Unconference" now open to general public

Posted by Christine Peterson on October 19th, 2007

Registration for Foresight’s Nov. 3-4 Vision Weekend focused on nanotechnology and other advanced technologies — traditionally restricted to Foresight Senior Associates — is being opened to the general public this year as an experiment. Space is limited and participants are advised to register very soon. To warm up for our Sat/Sun afternoon unconference, in the [...]

Vision Weekend Unconference now open to Nanodot readers

Posted by Christine Peterson on October 12th, 2007

This year as an experiment we are opening up a subset of seats at the Nov. 3-4 Foresight Vision Weekend to members of special groups such as Nanodot readers. The event is usually open only to Foresight Senior Associate members: http://www.foresight.org/SrAssoc/2007 I encourage you to check out this event. Since it is an Unconference, you [...]

Liveblogging the Productive Nanosystems conference on nanotechnology

Posted by Christine Peterson on October 9th, 2007

Mike Treder brings this to our attention: Today and tomorrow, CRN is reporting on presentations at an important conference on Productive Nanosystems: Launching the Technology Roadmap. Chris Phoenix is providing live blog coverage for us… I checked this out and Chris is indeed blogging the conference heavily. If you can’t be here with us, reading [...]

Foresight Unconference on nanotechnology, advanced software, future technologies

Posted by Christine Peterson on October 3rd, 2007

Registration is now open to new and renewing Senior Associate members; cost for Senior Associate members to attend the meeting is $65. Space is limited. Join us! —Christine 1st Foresight Unconference to Be Held November 3-4 in Silicon Valley Event will explore nanotechnology, advanced software, life extension, future technologies Palo Alto, CA — Foresight Nanotech [...]

The next national nanotechnology program

Posted by Christine Peterson on September 19th, 2007

Alan Shalleck of NanoClarity writes over at Nanotechnology Now on how the U.S. should go about planning its future federal funding of nanotech. Excerpts: It is time to explore what the next three to five year national nanotechnology funding allocation will look like. We have already benefited from two multiple-year, multibillion-dollar Presidentially-endorsed Federal programs and [...]

Deadline Monday: Atomically-precise nanotechnology

Posted by Christine Peterson on September 13th, 2007

In case you are not on Foresight’s nanotechnology email list, be aware that Monday is the last day to save a great deal of money — $300 — on the 14th Foresight Conference on advanced nanotech: the Productive Nanosystems Conference, held jointly with SME this year. By registering on or before this Monday, Sept. 17, [...]

Productive Nanosystems: Full program for nanotechnology conference & save $200

Posted by Christine Peterson on July 31st, 2007

The full conference program and brochure are now available for the upcoming Productive Nanosystems Roadmap conference on Oct. 9-10 in the DC area, sponsored by Foresight and SME with support from Battelle. Productive nanosystems are molecular-scale systems that make other useful materials and devices that are nanostructured. The Technology Roadmap for Productive Nanosystems has examined [...]

Nanotechnology: Productive Nanosystems as a Grand Challenge?

Posted by Christine Peterson on July 11th, 2007

The U.S. National Academy of Engineering wants input on what should be the Grand Challenges in engineering over the next century. Let’s let them know: nanotechnology! Specifically, nanotech leading toward, and achieving, productive nanosystems. Heck, they can just follow the Technology Roadmap for Productive Nanosystems. The IEEE has a summary. You have until August 17, [...]

June 30 deadline for Feynman Prize in Nanotechnology nominations

Posted by Christine Peterson on June 14th, 2007

Foresight will be issuing our own release, but our partner SME got theirs out first, so here it is. Please make your nominations by June 30. It’s easy, and it’s okay to nominate your own research. Feynman Prizes in Nanotechnology Nominations due June 30 Top Nanotech Researchers to be Honored at Productive Nanosystems Conference DEARBORN, [...]

Nanotechnology: Enough with the wet/dry debate already

Posted by Christine Peterson on June 12th, 2007

Nanowerk brings to our attention some confusion on an IEEE blog: Somewhere along the line, the advocates for molecular nanotechnology (MNT) seem to have lost interest in actually seeing molecular manufacturing come to pass if it meant that the concepts of the mechanically engineered approach (Dry) are abandoned in favor of a biologically engineered method [...]

Nanotechnology Roadmap launch: Productive Nanosystems Conference, Oct 9-10

Posted by Christine Peterson on May 8th, 2007

Foresight, Battelle, and Working Group members have been working away on our Technology Roadmap for Productive Nanosystems since late 2005. Now the Society of Manufacturing Engineers is pitching in on co-sponsoring the launch conference. Below is the press release; we hope to see you at the conference! —Christine Technology Roadmap for Productive Nanosystems to be [...]

"Faster please" on nanotechnology

Posted by Christine Peterson on March 27th, 2007

In The Examiner, An Army of Davids author Prof. Glenn Reynolds makes nanotechnology one of his four technologies that deserve speeding up: Nanotechnology — a technology for making and engineering things on the molecular scale — is already a force in many areas, but at the moment it’s mostly a source of high strength materials, [...]

Nanotechnology risk framework: your input requested

Posted by Christine Peterson on March 7th, 2007

Environmental Defense and DuPont are pleased to announce the public release of a DRAFT version of their Nano Risk Framework — a framework for the responsible development, production, use and disposal of nanoscale materials. They’d appreciate your feedback so that they can make this framework as effective, practical, and useful for as wide an audience [...]

Now you can nominate nanotechnology as Grand Challenge

Posted by Christine Peterson on January 11th, 2007

The U.S. National Academy of Engineering is requesting your input on Grand Challenges for Engineering over the next 100 years. This being Nanodot, we hope you’ll nominate nanotechnology. It’s a serious effort funded by $500,000 from NSF. From the MSNBC coverage: The comments will be winnowed down, then reviewed by an 18-member blue-ribbon committee headed [...]

Rising nanotechnology star: Berkeley’s Matthew Francis

Posted by Christine Peterson on December 12th, 2006

At every meeting of the Technology Roadmap for Productive Nanosystems, we find at least one new rising star in nanotechnology. At the recent meeting held at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, it was Prof. Matthew Francis of UC Berkeley. Access to these folks is one of the main attractions for organizations participating in the Roadmap process. [...]

UK pulling ahead on nanotechnology matter compiler

Posted by Christine Peterson on October 3rd, 2006

The idea of a nanotech-based matter compiler began in the U.S., and we do some relevant computer modeling studies, but the U.K is pulling ahead toward actually building one. Twenty to thirty lucky researchers will gather on January 8-12, 2007, to brainstorm how to do this, after which the U.K. government will spend about US$ [...]

$1 million requested for nanotech EHS roadmap

Posted by Christine Peterson on July 11th, 2006

Foresight and other nanotech NGOs and companies have requested the U.S. House Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Interior and Related Agencies, to allocate US$1 million for an EHS (environmental, health and safety) roadmap, to be prepared by the National Academy of Sciences. Organizations and companies participating in the call were: Air Products & Chemicals, Inc., Altair [...]

Productive Nanosystems Roadmap meeting at Brookhaven Nat’l Lab

Posted by Christine Peterson on June 15th, 2006

The Foresight/Battelle-sponsored International Technology Roadmap for Productive Nanosystems working group will be meeting next week at Brookhaven National Lab in the U.S. The team is having good success so far, and new corporate or governmental sponsors can still join and participate. A conference is being planned for Spring 2007 to present the Executive Summary and [...]