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Richard P. Feynman (1918-1988) Free to read online edition of The Feynman Lectures on Physics A core component of Foresight’s founding vision is Richard Feynman’s 1959 talk “There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom” in which he envisioned tiny machines building complex products with atomic precision. “Put the atoms down where the chemist says, and so you make the substance,” Feynman said. Foresight annually awards the Foresight Institute Feynman Prizes: Experimental and Theory “to researchers whose recent work have most advanced the achievement of Feynman’s goal for nanotechnology: the construction of atomically-precise products through the use of molecular machine systems.” Besides sharing a Nobel Prize for Physics Richard Feynman was also well-known as an exceptionally effective teacher. A year ago we were privileged to communicate the availability, through the efforts of Mr. John Neer, of 400 hours of Richard Feynman’s Hughes Lectures. An article on The Smithsonian publicizes the free to read online edition of The Feynman Lectures on Physics, long recognized as the definitive physics textbook. Since well-understood physical law is the foundation for the expectation that High-Throughput Atomically Precise Manufacturing is feasible, a sound understanding of basic physics provides an excellent foundation for thinking about the future of technology. Now arguably the best resources toward that understanding are available online for free. —James Lewis, PhD
Researchers have recently presented a broad overview of halloysite clay tubes.
Harvard GazetteGeorge Ledlie Prize awarded to Joanna AizenbergHarvard GazetteAs an innovator in the rapidly expanding field of biomimetic inorganic materials synthesis, she uses these biological principles to develop new nanofabrication strategies that have led to the development of advanced materials and devices with ...and more »
During their second annual meeting, held in Venice, Italy on 8-9 October 2015, SUN project partners presented the results obtained during the second 12 months of the SUN ? Sustainable Nanotechnologies Project.
Ever since the first cadmium selenide quantum dot-based light-emitting devices (QLEDs) were reported in 1994, the dominant materials for QLEDs investigated since then have been limited to wurtzite or zinc blende Cd-based QDs. Similarly, the best developed and studied colloidal QD lasers have been fabricated from Cd-based semiconductors. Now, researchers have presented a new family of photoelectric materials for light-emitting devices: colloidal all-inorganic perovskite cesium lead halide QDs. This new material could find applications in LEDs and lasers, and has an especially big potential in high-performance displays, lighting, monochromatic narrow-band photodetectors, and optical communications.
Americans, on average, replace their mobile phones every 22 months, junking more than 150 million phones a year in the process. When it comes to recycling and processing all of this electronic waste,...
Compared to the conventional inefficient incandescent and fluorescent lighting technologies, LED light bulbs can, in principle, operate at an efficiency level of 100%. The current LED lighting technology, however, is not even close to reaching this limit. This is due to several problems which, however, can be by and large solved by employing tunnel junction integration into current nanowire LED structures. Demonstrating this, researchers have developed tunnel junction nanowire LEDs that can eliminate the use of resistive p-GaN contact layers, leading to reduced voltage loss and enhanced hole injection.
Nanomaterials: Adding nanofibers to paper more than doubles the number of times it can be recycled
Nano Dimension Ltd., a leading printing electronics company in the area of 3D printing, announced today that Amit Dror, CEO of Nano Dimension, will participate at The Israel Conference™. Mr. Dror will...
Nano One Materials Corp. ("Nano One" or the "Company") wishes to announce that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has recently issued to Nano One U.S. Patent No. 9,159,999...
The hope is to develop efficient and environmentally friendly solar energy applications. Solar energy is an inexhaustible resource that we currently only utilise to a very limited extent. Researchers...
Park Systems Announces Webinar on Nanostructured Smart Coatings Using Nanoparticle Additives for Improved Performance - Oct 15, 2015
Park Systems, world-leader in atomic force microscopy (AFM) today announced a webinar titled Smart Nanostructured Coatings to provide a comprehensive overview of the innovations in smart coatings usin...
The age of wearable electronics is upon us as witnessed by the fast growing array of smart watches, fitness bands and other advanced, next-generation health monitoring devices such as electronic stick-on tattoos. In order for these wearable sensor devices to become fully integrated into sophisticated monitoring systems, they require wireless interfaces to external communication devices such as smartphones. This requires far-field communication systems that, like the sensor systems, perform even under extreme deformations and during extended periods of normal daily activities.
3M has entered into a licensing agreement with Lotus Applied Technology to access Lotus’s TransFlexALDTM spatial Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) and barrier materials patent portfolio....
Bionanotechnologists have developed a new, inexpensive way to make microfluidic devices without using costly materials or cleanroom facilities. The technique, which uses a 3D printer and Lego plastic, is called ESCARGOT.
Nantero, the world leader in carbon nanotube electronics, today announced that it has been identified by Global Silicon Valley (GSV) as one of the fastest growing and most innovative companies around...
Nanophase Technologies Corporation announced today that it has been granted U.S. patent 9,139,737 for its C3 metal oxide surface treatment technology. Patents in other countries are pending. The...
The 1st edition of Graphene & 2D Materials Canada 2015 International Conference & Exhibition (www.graphenecanada2015.com) will take place in Montreal (Canada): 14-16 October, 2015.
Global Engineering Firm DPS to Establish U.S. Advanced Technology Group Headquarters at SUNY Poly CNSE and Create 56 New Jobs Under STARTUP-NY Initiative
Partnership to spur more than $40M in investments across New York State over 5 years, in addition to student training and workforce opportunities.
When pathologists perform autopsies on smokers who died with severe emphysema, they find that lungs are black in appearance. These emphysematous lungs place strain on lung structures and ultimately...