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The Physical Basis of High-Throughput Atomically Precise Manufacturing — Metamodern

The Physical Basis of High-Throughput Atomically Precise Manufacturing — Metamodern | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
The Physical Basis
of High-Throughput
Atomically Precise Manufacturing
As outlined below, atomically precise manufacturing (APM) can be understood through physics, engineering design principles, proof-of-concept examples, computational modeling, and parallels with familiar technologies. Several chapters in Radical Abundance discuss these topics in depth.
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Category: Nanogenerators

Category: Nanogenerators | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
NANOGENERATORS are innovative self-powered energy harvesters that convert kinetic energy created from vibrational and mechanical sources into electrical power, removing the need of external circuits...
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Delft University of Technology, Netherlands | The Kavli Foundation

Delft University of Technology, Netherlands | The Kavli Foundation | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it

Institute scientists focus on topics such as these:

The electronic, magnetic and mechanical properties of molecules, assemblies of molecules and crystals of molecules.Fabrication of nanostructures, either top-down through electron-beam lithography or bottom-up through self-assembly from atoms or molecules.Advancing the technology of high-resolution electron microscopy for both study and fabrication.Studying biomolecules in order to understand the “nanomachinery” of proteins in cells and biological systemsDeveloping new structures, such as nanopores and nanofluidic channels, to study biomolecules.Creating new devices based on the physics of photonic (light) and electronic waves at the nanoscale.Investigating spin transport -- how the interplay between spin and charge of electrons determines the behavior of semiconducting and superconducting materials and electronic devices.Working toward quantum computing by understanding and controlling the quantum properties of structures such as superconducting rings, quantum dots, nanowires and carbon nanotubes.
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When nanotechnology meets quantum physics in 1 dimension

Scientists from McGill University and Sandia National Laboratories have succeeded in conducting a new experiment that supports the existence of the long-sought-after Luttinger liquid state. Their findings, published in the Jan. instructive excerpt: " Making a device with the correct parameters to conduct the experiment was no simple task, however, despite the team's 2011 discovery of a way to do so. It took years of trial, and more than 250 faulty devices – each of which required 29 processing steps – before Laroche's painstaking efforts succeeded in producing functional devices yielding reliable data. "So many things could go wrong during the fabrication process that troubleshooting the failed devices felt like educated guesswork at times," explains Laroche. "Adding in the inherent failure rate compounded at each processing step made the fabrication of these devices extremely challenging."
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33rd Square: Researchers Find Theoretic Strongest Material Ever

33rd Square: Researchers Find Theoretic Strongest Material Ever | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Nanoropes or nanorods of carbyne, a chain of carbon atoms, would be stronger than graphene or even diamond if they can be manufactured, according to new calculations by Rice University.
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Liangfang Zhang | Innovators Under 35 | MIT Technology Review

Liangfang Zhang | Innovators Under 35 | MIT Technology Review | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
A nanoengineering scheme to make drugs more effective by fooling the immune system.
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from the article: "Zhang derives red-blood-cell membranes from blood samples and uses them to coat polymer nanoparticles. Because these particles look like red blood cells on the surface, they can fool the immune system; loaded with drugs, they serve as robust and long-lived drug carriers. An unexpected bonus: they can also act like nanoscale sponges to suck up toxic proteins produced by infectious bacteria or introduced by snake or insect venom. If the particles flood the bloodstream, they will divert most of the toxin away from actual cells."

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33rd Square: Inexpensive One-Atom-Thick Graphene Supercapcitors Created

33rd Square: Inexpensive One-Atom-Thick Graphene Supercapcitors Created | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
UCLA researchers have developed a groundbreaking technique that uses a DVD burner to fabricate micro-scale graphene-based supercapacitors — devices that can charge and discharge a hundred to a thousand times faster than standard batteries.
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Scientists Insert A Light-Emitting Bioprobe Into A Living Cell

Scientists Insert A Light-Emitting Bioprobe Into A Living Cell | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
A group of Stanford researchers have inserted a nano-sized, light-producing bioprobe into a single living cell for the first time, which could have
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33rd Square: Jobs Outlook For Nanotechnology Looks Bright

33rd Square: Jobs Outlook For Nanotechnology Looks Bright | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
With the emerging nanotechnology industry, thinking small and acting big is the name of the game. Nanoscale engineering and science will impact nearly every industry from biotech to electronics over the coming years.
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33rd Square: Researchers Create 'Smart' Molecules

33rd Square: Researchers Create 'Smart' Molecules | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Scientists from the German Nanosystems Initiative have created 'intelligent' molecules that could work in the future as nanoswitches: stimuli such as hot-cold, light-dark or altered salt concentrations can be toggled/switched back and forth between...
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DNA nanobots deliver drugs in living cockroaches - health - 08 April 2014 - New Scientist

DNA nanobots deliver drugs in living cockroaches - health - 08 April 2014 - New Scientist | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
The DNA computers – known as origami robots because they work by folding and unfolding strands of DNA – travel around the insect's body and interact with each other, as well as the insect's cells. When they uncurl, they can dispense drugs carried in their folds.
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bots in bugs! 

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BBC News: New material can halt runny liquids on demand

BBC News: New material can halt runny liquids on demand | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
The BBC features a news story on adaptive slippery materials, work just published in Nature Materials. Slippery when wet: Flexing the material stops a running droplet of liquid in its tracks A tent that blocks light on a sunny day and becomes transparent and waterproof on a dim, rainy one could be an outcome of work by US scientists.
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California Institute of Technology | The Kavli Foundation

California Institute of Technology | The Kavli Foundation | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
The Kavli Nanoscience Institute at the California Institute of Technology (KNI) transcends traditional disciplines and works at the frontiers of science and engineering. Building on Caltech’s history as a pioneering institution in research at the nanoscale, KNI studies the potential application of nanoscience to fields such as biotechnology and photonics. In all its areas of focus, it looks beyond individual nanoscale structures and devices toward the goal of integrating them into nanosystems.

Co-led by Nai-Chang Yeh and Keith C. Schwab, KNI conducts research in three broad categories:

Nanobiotechnology. This field unites state-of-the-art engineered nanodevices with the evolved “machinery” of living systems. KNI is exploring the potential of extremely small-scale technology to analyze biological processes such as gene and protein expression. It also focuses on systems biology, the study of the enormously complex biochemical networks underlying all life. It is developing tools to help scientists observe and understand the processes of these networks in real time, at the level of individual cells.Nanophotonics. As the technology of light-based communication advances into ever-smaller realms, KNI is at the forefront with its research into nanoscale photonic structures and devices. Of particular interest are new “mesophotonic” materials and photonic crystals. Engineered at scales down to a wavelength of light, such nanostructures offer the potential of chip-sized systems that will greatly boost the power of computers and telecommunications. KNI is using precise lithography and fabrication methods to develop early prototypes for these next-generation optical circuits.Integration. The main thrust of nanoscience so far has been downward in scale -- toward discovering and exploiting the properties of individual devices and structures. But KNI believes that this discrete nanotechnology will not reach its full potential without large-scale integration. The institute aims to developing a new tools and techniques, not commonly found in a university research setting, to advance the new science of nanosystems.
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excerpt: "KNI faculty roster includes more than two dozen Caltech scientists representing a wide range of disciplines, from biology and physics to mathematics, chemical engineering and computation and neural systems. The Institute sponsors workshops, post-doctoral fellowships, and holds frequent colloquia that feature distinguished visiting scientists. A new state-of the-art nano fabrication facility for the KNI is being built in Steele Laboratory with generous support from the Moore Foundation. In addition, a Microfludic Foundry provides multilayer soft lithography (MSL) fabrication services for the academic community, both inside and outside Caltech."

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A Scientist Predicts the Future

A Scientist Predicts the Future | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it

When making predictions, I have two criteria: the laws of physics must be obeyed and prototypes must exist that demonstrate “proof of principle.” I’ve interviewed more than 300 of the world’s top scientists, and many allowed me into laboratories where they are inventing the future. Their accomplishments and dreams are eye-opening. From my conversations with them, here’s a glimpse of what to expect in the coming decades:


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Teresa Lima's curator insight, January 10, 2014 4:38 AM

#Not 

I think the future is unpredictable, and no one  can predict the future!

Carlos Polaino Jiménez's curator insight, January 16, 2014 7:38 AM

Predicción científica del futuro, esto es un tema a leer por lo menos.

Jesús Martinez's curator insight, January 18, 2014 8:07 AM

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Artificial intelligence (AI) in nanotechnology research - Nanowerk

Artificial intelligence (AI) in nanotechnology research - Nanowerk | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Nanowerk Artificial intelligence (AI) in nanotechnology research Nanowerk (Nanowerk Spotlight) The debate about 'converging technologies' is part of a more comprehensive political and social discourse on nanotechnology, biotechnology, information...
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33rd Square: Exponentially Shrinking Electronic Components

33rd Square: Exponentially Shrinking Electronic Components | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
While everyone is familiar with Moore's Law effect on microprocessors, other electronic components are also shrinking at exponential rates.
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33rd Square: First Viable High-Speed Quantum Computer May Be Possible With Connected Quantum Dots

33rd Square: First Viable High-Speed Quantum Computer May Be Possible With Connected Quantum Dots | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
A new spin technique developed by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and Delft University of Technology closer to creating the first viable high-speed quantum computer.
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33rd Square: Gold Nanorods Offer A Whole New Way of Harvesting Solar Energy

33rd Square: Gold Nanorods Offer A Whole New Way of Harvesting Solar Energy | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
A new method of harvesting the sun's energy is emerging, thanks to scientists at UC Santa Barbara's departments of chemistry, chemical engineering, and materials.
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33rd Square: Accelerating Nano 3D Printing

33rd Square: Accelerating Nano 3D Printing | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
involved in the development of a 3D printer that uses a liquid resin, which is hardened at precisely the correct spots by a focused laser beam.
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33rd Square: Nanotech Molecular Assembler Created At University of Manchester

33rd Square: Nanotech Molecular Assembler Created At University of Manchester | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
David Leigh FRS and his team in the School of Chemistry at the University of Manchester has created an molecular assembler inspired by the biological ribosome.
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33rd Square: Nanotech Yarn Behaves Like Super-Strong Muscle

33rd Square: Nanotech Yarn Behaves Like Super-Strong Muscle | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
University of Texas Dallas researchers have made artificial muscles from carbon nanotube yarns that have been infiltrated with paraffin wax and twisted until coils form along their length.
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