Nanotechnology









Olivia Solon explains at Wired UK: Technologists will become the next drug dealers, administering narcotics through brain stimulation, according to Rohit Talwar, the founder of Fast Future Research speaking at Intelligence Squared’s If…



Next time a cute little bird hovers outside your window, it might be spying on you for the U.S. Government. Julie Watson reports on some quite realistic working prototypes currently being tested,…










Josh Hall, the chief scientist at Nanorex (and a science author) predicts nanotech could grow “as rapidly as the Internet and cell phone use has over the past couple of decades.” And then he makes some remarkable predictions…

  • Robots with human mental capabilities and virtually any physical capabilities…would rapidly become affordable for everyone.
  • Nanofactories, powerful enough “to kick the entire physical economy over into a Moore’s Law-like growth mode, eradicating hunger and poverty in a decade or two.”
  • Ocean and space colonization, since nanotech could provide “The modifications to the standard human body necessary to thrive in space.”

He concludes that all of these “require more scientific knowledge than we have now, but not more than the current rate of scientific progress human scientists are likely to produce in the next few decades,” predicting nanotech could grow “as rapidly as the Internet and cell phone use has over the past couple of decades.”…




Steve Connor writes in the Independent: The day when patients can “swallow their doctor” has come a step closer with the development of a submicroscopic nanoparticle that acts as an intelligent pill…



Researchers at Berkeley’s NSF Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center have successfully used plasmons, a subatomic particle, to create a digital switch. “I’m personally optimistic we’ll see chips like this in ten to…