Foresight Nanotech Institute Weekly News Digest: February 13, 2008
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Below are comments from nanotechnology experts on yesterday’s release of the Technology Roadmap for Productive Nanosystems, a new roadmap for development of atomically precise manufacturing from Battelle and Foresight…
World Economic Forum takes on nanotechnology
Nanowerk brings news that the World Economic Forum is both rewarding nanotechnology pioneers and taking a look at potential risks of nanoparticles. Excerpts…
Dear Foresight members and friends:
Once again this year I’ll be helping to pick the winners of the Nano 50 Awards, sponsored by Nanotech Briefs. Now is the time to send in your entries…
Headline: Nanotechnology: Early work on nanomotors
The Royal Society of Chemistry brings news of early work leading toward designed engines for nanomachines…
Headline: A new base pair for DNA nanotechnology
A new DNA base pair that works with at least one enzyme that replicates DNA opens up new possibilities for nanotech. Biology-based pathways to productive nanosystems might be even more promising than they already are if the exquisite molecular recognition system of DNA could be expanded to include more than two types of base pairs…
In a major nanotech advance in constructing designer materials, DNA has been used to assemble gold nanoparticles into three-dimensional crystals…
Tetrahedrons made from DNA that extend and shorten in response to added short strands of DNA may provide new nanotech methods of drug delivery, but may present even more exciting possibilities for atomically precise functional nanosystems…
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February 13, 2008
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