April 20, 2009

Nano-Tattoos

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , at 4:23 pm by waynezwhirled

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In recent research at RPI we have the technology for non-permanent tatooing using nanotechnology applies to the skin.  Others have blogged about this also. And Phillips is running a request for feedback!  Think of the implications!  We no longer have to fear that the tatoo artist accidentally chose the chinese symbol for “kick me”, heh.  And those gang symbols could automatically adjust for whatever neighborhood you’re passing through.  And, my gosh!  Think about  never having to explain that “ex”!  You know this (non-permanent) modification is going to take off!

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March 25, 2009

Speaking of cool schools…

Posted in nanotechnology tagged , , , , at 10:42 pm by waynezwhirled

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Singularity University is a new institution planned for the SF Bay area.  The university’s mission is based on Kurzweil’s theory of “Technological Singularity,” which theorizes that a number of exponentially growing technologies – such as nanotechnology and biotechnology – will massively increase human intelligence over the next two decades and fundamentally reshape the future of humanity. “Accelerating technologies is really what the university is focusing on,” Kurzweil told The Chronicle. “We’re at a point where we can apply these exponentially growing information technologies to address the pressing problems of humanity. Health and medicine. Poverty. Democratization.”  He declined to discuss the mascot.

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Engineers work toward cell-sized batteries

Posted in nanotechnology tagged , , at 6:41 pm by waynezwhirled

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Sweet!   One more step toward nanotechnology augmentations like in Deus Ex.

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