Foresight Update 23.42: Rudimentary molecular manufacturing by 2020 - July 12, 2010
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Frequent Nanodot readers know that our main interest is longer-term nanotech, but sometimes what’s happening today gets pretty exciting as well. A quick summary of recent advances in nanotech used to fight cancer appears in a Computerworld piece by Sharon Gaudin; some excerpts…
For years we’ve watched academic degree programs in nanotechnology being announced piecemeal, or in partial lists. Now it looks like Nanowerk has stepped up to the task of keeping a complete list, sorted by level of degree and country. See it here…
Nanowerk brings us news of advances at Singapore’s Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology:
Tihamer Toth-Fejel let us know that the public can comment online today [June 22], right now, our views on nanotech…
Not able to attend the Open Science Summit on July 29-31 in Berkeley, California?
We’ll miss you, but you can watch the conference live at …
Those of you with a background in organic chemistry will recognize the venerable name of Beilstein, originally a handbook of organic chemistry which evolved into a database, later combined with Gmelin inorganic data to form the Crossfire database.
So the Beilstein brand is a powerful one in chemistry. Nanowerk brings to our attention that Beilstein is starting an open-access nanotechnology journal, to include ‘Theoretical aspects and concepts of nanotechnology’, with 2007 Feynman Prize winner Fraser Stoddart on the Advisory Board. From the Beilstein site …
Many Foresight leaders and members will be gathering at this year’s Singularity Summit in San Francisco, expected to draw up to 1100 participants. It’s a bit pricey, but it’s for a good cause and there are student and referral discounts plus discounts on the hotel rooms. I can testify that this is a fun and stimulating event, and if a particular talk is not in your area of interest, just go out into the hallway and meet lots of interesting people. Here’s the press release…
Our friends over at Singularity University are described in some detail in a long article in the New York Times. An excerpt, with names familiar to Nanodot readers as speakers at Foresight conferences…
If you can’t make it to Harvard this weekend, June 12-13, you’ll want to catch the live webcast of the H+ Summit: “Rise of the Citizen Scientist”. No link yet, but presumably they’ll be putting it on the event homepage before it starts. Also presumably they will post the videos somewhere for longer-term viewing…
Here at Foresight, we’re always trying to help those looking to move their careers in the direction of nanotechnology.
Now the Wall Street Journal is predicting that this should pay off…
We are extremely pleased that Ned Seeman, who won our Feynman Prize back in 1995 (see photo), has now received this wonderful recognition and delightful amount of money. May it happen to our other Feynman Prize winners as well. Congrats to both winners!…
Sander Olson interviewed Jim Von Ehr of Zyvex for the website NextBigFuture.com by Brian Wang. Here’s an excerpt…
The U.S. President’s Council on Advisors on Science and Technology requested public input on a number of manufacturing topics including “molecular-level, atomically precise production.” Foresight joined with our sister organization IMM to produce a statement on Atomically Precise Manufacturing, now posted on the OpenPCAST site, with public voting and commenting still continuing, so join in the discussion…
—Nanodot posts by Christine Peterson
July 22, 2010
The official Ephemerisle event was cancelled due to insurance issues, but participants will still be showing up for a similar event, including the lecture.
There is a Google Group at http://groups.google.com/group/floating-festival/
July 30, 2010
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