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R.U. Sirius
May 19, 2010

TG Daily calls it an auto that repairs itself... sort of an autoautorepair... using nanotechnology.  Well, no.  The reparations are entirely cosmetic. Still, a wise guy once said, "It's better to look good than to feel good."  Whatever.  Check out "Nanotechnology: An Audi that repairs itself."

Alex Lightman
May 19, 2010

As I write this, we are a few weeks away from the H+ Summit: Rise of the Citizen-Scientist, to be held at Harvard University Science Hall, June 12-13, 2010.

R.U. Sirius
May 19, 2010

Humanity+ is sponsoring an h+ Summit in the hallowed halls of Harvard University on June 12-13, organized around the theme “The Rise of the Citizen Scientist.”

Valkyrie Ice
May 18, 2010

I recently read an article on a DNA prototype nanofactory, and several responses to it by various futurists such as Michael Anissimov, Jamais Cascio, Chris Phoenix and others.

Surfdaddy Orca
May 17, 2010

Switch on memory? What’s not clear is why the switch flips “off” as we get older. It might help us cope with oxidative stress at the cellular level as we age.

Surfdaddy Orca
May 13, 2010

Tom Nugent is a busy man. When I contact him to ask him about his new company, LaserMotive, he tells me that he’s in the middle of some optical modeling.

Jay Cornell
May 12, 2010

We recently reported on a breakthrough in artificial photosynthesis. Now, new experiments at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and UC Berkeley have shown that photosynthesis uses quantum entanglement to harvest sunlight for electrochemical energy at near-perfect efficiency.

Ian Monroe
May 12, 2010

Chances are, you’re not using the same computer you were twenty years ago. But chances are, you’re still using the same basic user interface — a mouse for pointing, a keyboard for typing.

Hank Hyena
May 11, 2010

Imagine this sci-fi scenario: A small tribe with unique literature, customs and myths believes they’ve been “chosen” for a glorious destiny.

Surfdaddy Orca
May 10, 2010

Yet another tiny computer? The press release from Michigan Tech asserts that it is “the first time a brain-like ‘evolutionary circuit’ has been realized.”

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