Submitted by Exponential Times on Tue, 2014-04-22 00:39
Science can give patients regenerated organs in the next five years or so. Matthew Putman, Founder and CEO of Nanotronics Imaging (http://goo.gl/6bqiXB), on the political will needed to make this a reality.
Transcript -- What Nanotronics does, we work with a lab that regenerates the esophagus. This of interesting because this was by chance, but I had esophageal cancer. I was lucky enough and had good enough oncologists and scientists working on my case that I recovered from it, but it's incredibly deadly form of cancer. With regenerative medicine you're able to actually take out part of the esophagus and replace it with a bio scaffold and seed that with stem cells so that it can regrow a new scaffold. This has been known for a long time, it's even been tried, but without the ability to do know the exact pore size and the density of how those cells will react to each other, so in other words to have nanoscale resolution it's only an idea, it's only a theoretical idea. Now this is something that's a reality. This should be also applicable to any regenerative processes like this.
Submitted by Exponential Times on Thu, 2014-03-13 23:14
Meyya Meyyappan is the director of the Center for Nanotechnology at NASA Ames Research Center. In this video interview with Physics World, Meyyappan explains why NASA is placing so much faith in nanotechnology for the future of its space-exploration programme. Visit physicsworld.com for more videos, webinars and podcasts.
Submitted by Exponential Times on Sun, 2014-03-02 06:50
Feb. 28 (Bloomberg) -- World-renowned designers will come together on March 10th for the 2nd annual Bloomberg Businessweek Design conference in San Francisco. Meet one of the speakers, Andrew Hessel, a distinguished researcher with Autodesk's bio/nano programmable matter group. He views cells as living computers and life science as an emerging IT industry and he is working toward building viruses that can cure cancer. Bloomberg Businessweek is hosting its second annual design conference at San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on March 10th.For tickets and information, go to: www.bloombergbusinessweekdesign.com (Source: Bloomberg)
Submitted by Exponential Times on Tue, 2014-01-28 05:00
Dr K. Eric Drexler, Academic Visitor at the Oxford Martin Programme on the Impacts of Future Technology, gives a talk on the subject of his book Radical Abundance: How a revolution in nanotechnology will change civilization.
Eric will show how rapid progress in the molecular sciences will enable the development of high-throughput atomically precise manufacturing, a technology with the power to produce radically more of what people want, and at a radically lower cost. The result will shake the foundations of our economy and our relationship to Earth's environment, enabling us to make products of all sorts cleanly, inexpensively, and on a global scale. Radical Abundance allows us to envision a world where high-performance solar arrays cost no more than cardboard and aluminum foil, and billion-processor tablet computers cost about the same. Radical Abundance describes a world on a path to an unexpected future, and raises key questions about implications for global problems and global governance.
Submitted by Exponential Times on Mon, 2014-01-27 09:21
Topics: What is Nanotechnology, and why are Transhumanists interested in it?
Recent MOOC on Nanotechnology (put on by Rice University)?
Who is Eric Drexler? What is Molecular Manufacturing? What about Atomically Precise Manufacturing? Differences?
Eric Drexler / Smalley debate
What near term applications for nanotechnology to you see worth pursuing?