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Foresight Nanotech Institute Weekly News Digest: February 13, 2008

Starting with this issue, Digest news items also appear as posts on our blog Nanodot at http://foresight.org/nanodot. Each news item can be discussed individually in the comments area on Nanodot. We invite your participation!
—James Lewis and Christine Peterson

Top Nano News of the Week

Headline: Nanotechnology experts comment on Roadmap for atomically precise manufacturing

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…

In this issue:

World Economic Forum takes on nanotechnology
Nanotechnology Roadmap for Atomically Precise Manufacturing Now Available
Send nanotechnology judges something to judge
Early work on nanomotors
A new base pair for DNA nanotechnology
Using DNA nanotechnology to build three-dimensional crystals
DNA building blocks that change shape provide new tool for nanotechnology
Advancing Beneficial Nanotechnology - Join Foresight
Conference – NanoManufacturing Conference & Exhibits
Foresight Lectures
Contact Foresight

Headline: 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…

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Headline: Nanotechnology Roadmap for Atomically Precise Manufacturing Now Available

Dear Foresight members and friends:
It is with great pleasure that we announce the availability of the first Technology Roadmap for Productive Nanosystems…

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Headline: Send nanotechnology judges something to judge

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…

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Headline: Nanotechnology: Early work on nanomotors

The Royal Society of Chemistry brings news of early work leading toward designed engines for nanomachines…

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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…

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Headline: Using DNA nanotechnology to build three-dimensional crystals

In a major nanotech advance in constructing designer materials, DNA has been used to assemble gold nanoparticles into three-dimensional crystals…

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Headline: DNA building blocks that change shape provide new tool for nanotechnology

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…

—Nanodot posts by Christine Peterson and James Lewis

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Advancing Beneficial Nanotechnology

Do you believe that nanotechnology will give society the ability to tackle the hard challenges facing humanity? What's your priority for nanotechnology: cancer treatments and longevity therapies, sustainable energy, clean water, a restored environment, space development, or "zero waste" manufacturing? Or perhaps there are potential nanotech scenarios you would like to prevent.

If you would like to help influence the direction of this powerful technology, please consider becoming a member of Foresight Nanotech Institute. With your support, Foresight will continue to educate the general public on beneficial nanotechnology and what it will mean to our society.

To join:
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Foresight Partners

NanoManufacturing Conference & Exhibits
Sponsored by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
April 22 - 23, 2008
Hynes Convention Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Looking to understand what nanotechnology means for you? Need to understand how and why nanotechnology can improve your products, process, and may even cut costs? Interested in learning about the latest applications and trends in top-down fabrication and bottom-up assembly techniques? Then this event is for you!

This conference will highlight the current, near-term, and future applications of nanotechnology and how they are transforming the way we manufacture products. Peer networking, information sharing, and technology exchange among the world's nanomanufacturing leaders will be a key feature of the event.

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Foresight Lectures

February 13, 2008
Stanford Law, Science and Technology Colloquium
Palo Alto, California
Christine Peterson will speak to LLM students on legal, ethical and public policy issues in nanotechnology.

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