Phil and Stephen discuss recent progress towards the original model of Nanotechnology as described by K. Eric Drexler in his book Engines of Creation.
Eric Drexler’s Vision of Nanotechnology is Making a Comeback
In 2016 the concept of advanced molecular machines received a significant boost in its public image when Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Fraser Stoddart, and Bernard Feringa were awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry “for the design and synthesis of molecular machines.”
Makers of World’s Smallest Machines Awarded Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Molecular machines, the world’s smallest mechanical devices, may eventually be used to create new materials, sensors and energy storage systems, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said in announcing the prize.
New Funding Opportunity from U.S. DOE
USDA Announces $4.6 Million for Nanotechnology Research
(Phil’s review of Drexler’s book Radical Abundance.)