Monday, December 31, 2007

"Nanotechnology will completely redefine the means of production. When we reach a level of nanotech whereby we are capable of building any structure out of its raw atoms, then capitalism, or the concept of 'ruling elite' or concepts of 'work' or 'money' will not survive. Everybody will have access to the same amount of resources as a multi-millionaire. ... When having in-body nanobots becomes commonplace, people won't need doctors any more."


Sunday, December 30, 2007

"Internet Opens Elite Colleges to All"

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

"In 2004, British scientists cultivated a complete tooth in mice and grew them stand-alone in the lab. Researchers theorize that stem cells could be coaxed in the lab to turn into tooth buds which, when implanted in the gums, would grow into a new tooth in a process similar to the way humans grow their original teeth.

King College’s Paul Sharpe predicts this technology will be developed and could become available to the general public by 2009.

Tooth replacement is just another area of expected miracles to come during the biotech revolution, 2010-2020."

Friday, December 21, 2007

Thursday, December 20, 2007

"Nantero demonstrated a prototype NRAM (Non Volatile Random Access Memory)-based memory that could result in nanotechnology-based memory debuting as early as 2010."
"Near term applications and associated companies based on carbon nanotube technology worth looking out for include:

• Non-volatile memory (Nantero)
• Field emission displays (Motorola, Samsung)
• Sensors and Actuators (Nanomix, Nano-Proprietary)
• Thermal management (Fujitsu, Nanoconduction)
• IC Interconnect (Fujitsu, Infineon)
• Scanning probe microscopes (Xidex)
• Random number generator (El-Mul)
• General CNT functionalization (Nanocyl)
• Logic Devices (Unidym, NEC, Intel, Aneeve, IBM)

According to NanoMarkets, carbon nanotubes will create $3.6 billion in new business for the electronics and semiconductor sectors by 2009."
- "clinical trials in ~2010"

Molecular machine research

Underwater car

3D Printers-The Economist-2008

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Nanotechnology companies going public (on the stock market)
"A research team from the Tohoku University will begin a study with Toyota in the aim of putting the car in practical use in 2015-20, said Professor Ryuta Kawashima of the university's Institute of Development, Ageing and Cancer.

The vehicle would be mounted with devices to "watch the driver's brain activity, automatic nerve reflexes, attentiveness and other mental and physical conditions," Kawashima told AFP."

IBM Next Five in Five

Researchers develop 2-D visible light invisibility cloak

"According to Intel, its chips can perform in excess of 1 trillion calculations per second, and could even lead to pure motion control replacing physical controllers if adopted for use in future generation videogame consoles.

"We imagine some future generation of [Nintendo's] Wii won't have hand controllers," said Justin Rattner, Intel's chief technology officer.

"You just set up the cameras around the room and wave your hand like you're playing tennis.""

Saturday, December 15, 2007

"sea level rise caused by global warming flooding swaths of Downtown Boston with waters reaching all the way to the Back Bay and Harvard Square in a severe storm"
"NASA climate scientist Jay Zwally said: "At this rate, the Arctic Ocean could be nearly ice-free at the end of summer by 2012.""

seemed to say "It will eliminate the lower 20% of Florida."
"Edward Reifman proposes diamond teeth but would this put dentists in the unemployment line? Brian Wowk manipulates phase array optics to enable the reader to construct a STAR TREK holodeck. J. Storrs Hall envisions filling one's environment with utility fog, placing one within a kind of pixel coated TV screen where objects in your personal space can be moved as easily as pictures on that screen. Tom McKendree say that nanosized assemblers will make goods so plentiful that nothing will be of any value. Crandall, himself, suggests that when room runs out on earth we might repackage man into geodesic spheres, floating ecospheres, in stationary orbit high above the planet."

Friday, December 14, 2007

Thursday, December 13, 2007
"We could grow fields of micro-factories in much the same way that we now grow trees. In such a future, we will have little trouble attaining wealth, but rather in learning how to control it."
-Marvin Minsky

Friday, December 07, 2007

Monday, December 03, 2007

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Voice to voice translating cellphone made