Nanotechnology on the
What's New on this page since November 1994 (NOT
duplicated in other sections):
New Web Resources on MNT:
Charles Ostman wrote, "CyberLife", a compendium of "new technologies of
the cyberworld" (ISBN# 0-672-30491-0, Sams Publishing, a division of
McMillan Publishing, 201 West 103rd Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46920).
Included is a chapter titled "Nanotechnology, the Next Revolution".
Within this nanotechnology chapter are the following sections:
- Center for Atomic Scale
Material Physics (CAMP), in Denmark.
- John Walker of AutoDesk has a page on Nanotechnology in Manufacturing.
- Chris Peterson in Club Wired
- The Future Quest (PBS
television show) page includes the script for the episode, "NANOTECHNOLOGY"
that aired 11/14/94. [According to the script, Jeff only said, "Wow!"
three times. I thought it was more].
- The Electrochemical
Society: scientific research and technology advancement in the fields
of electrochemistry and solid state science and technology.
- The Nanotech
Initiative at Rice
University's Chemistry Department, and the Rice Quantum Institute.
- Nanoelectronics: Institute of
Solid State Physics in Berlin, also available in German, has page on their Project
- Physics of Computation (Quantum computation and other cool stuff) at
Information Mechanics group at MIT
Laboratory of Computer Science
- The Fullerene research groups in the SUNY Stony Brook Physics
Department maintain the USB Buckyball Home
- The molecular
electronics group in the Physics dept of Durham University in the UK
has neat stuff, but it can take some finding.
- Virginia Commonwealth University, Nanosystems and
Nanotechnology, and Molecular systems
- How to make your own Scanning
Laboratory for Nanorobotics
- Up to date issues of the Journal of Computer-Aided
- The Nano-Future
- Of Nano Computing, Molecules, and Photons
- Strange Molecules with Special Properties
- Micromachines, Nanotech, and Processes Available Today
- Biomechanics in the Nanorealm
- What are the Goals, and How Do We Get There?
Seizing The Future: How The Coming Revolution In Science, Technology,
and Industry Will Expand The Frontiers Of Human Potential And Reshape The
Planet, by Michael G. Zey. Simon & Schuster, New York, 414 pages, $24.
Pages with new URL's:(New section) Selected links to this page (these usually include
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Some of the pages in the "Molecular Nanotechnology"
section also deal with molecular modeling.
Structure Laboratory, Department of Chemistry at the University at
Stony Brook (NY): includes samples of molecular graphics produced using
CHEM-RAY and related programs developed at the laboratory.
modeling oriented information resource at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) WWW
server. Novel information and services provided via this resource
- Molecules R US -
an interactive interface to facilitate access (browsing, searching and
viewing) of the molecular structure data contained within the Brookhaven
Protein Data Bank (PDB).
- PDB At
A Glance - a hypertext catalogue of the PDB suitable for browsing
purposes. Structures can be displayed via the "Molecules R US" interface.
NIH Guide to Molecular Modeling - an illustrated hypertext-based
primer on molecular modeling methods, software, and applications in the
- There are two web pages illustrating the application of Chemical MIME
There is an animator for SGI users, and color pictures for the rest of
European Molecular Biology Network
- Tom Schneider's
Laboratory of Mathematical Biology at the National Cancer Institute
has some pointers to his "molecular machine theory", and a postscript
version of "Sequence
Logos, Machine/Channel Capacity, Maxwell's Demon, and Molecular
Computers: a Review of the Theory of Molecular Machines", from the
- The NYU/ACF Scientific Visualization Center site houses MathMol an instructional project in molecular modeling and 3-D
visualization for K-12 students and teachers. The site contains some introductory tutorials for students, and a Molecular Simulations Inc. server contains
information about MSI products such as QUANTA and Cerius2, electronic
versions of the MSI Scientific
Support Bulletin and a searchable hypertext version of the CHARMM online
documentation, along with other items related to molecular modeling.
- Biocomputing and
Molecular Modeling at The University of Zuerich.
- Centre d'Ingenierie et de
Modelisation Moleculaire (CIMM), Marseille, France
Modelling Group, University of Veszprem, Hungary.
Nanoelectronics and Micromachining
This is the "other" kind of nanotechnology.
The work of Adriano Cavalcanti of Brazil on the application of nanotechnology in medical research is reviewed on the following websites:
- A page in Singapore:
- Glossary of Terms
- EINet Galaxy page on MNT, includes
an index of WAIS sources
- Index of Sources (H. Landman)
Nanotechnology Musings from Nick Szabo in Fishnet Volume 1 Number 08
Manufacturing Shortcut Group (MMSG), a chapter of the National Space
- Book reviews:
- K. Eric Drexler, Engines of Creation
- Technology Review, October, 1986, Vol. 89 ; Pg. 76;
ISSN: 0040-1692, 903 words, reviewed by Hans Moravec
- Whole Earth Review, December 22, 1986, Pg. 83; ISSN:
0749-5056, 1057 words, reviewed, J. Baldwin
- Eric Drexler et al, Unbounding The
Future, reviewed by John Murray
- K. Eric Drexler, 'Nanosystems:
Molecular Machinery, Manufacturing and Computation'
- Dr. Dobbs Journal, October, 1993, Vol. 18 ; No. 11 ;
Pg. 127; ISSN: 1044-789X, 2449 words, "Finding the key to the mini-bar"
- Whole Earth Review, June 22, 1993, No. 79 ; Pg. 62;
ISSN: 0749-5056, 491 words
- Macintosh Applications and Hypercard Stacks
Related to Nanotechnology
- Nanotechnology Mailing Lists
- Nanotechnology in Science Fiction
ription of an interview with Eric Drexler which is available as a 28.8
meg audio file.
- Nanothinc is a new San Francisco based company
providing information services concerning nanotechnology and the related
enabling technologies, which includes supramolecular chemistry, protein
engineering, molecular design and modelling software, AFM/STM (nanoscopy)
as well as progress in the top-down approach, for example,
nanolithography and micromachines. It is "a privately-held company that
includes nanotech scientists, physicists and computer experts," offering
access to Nanotechnology resources by web
page, ftp, and e-mail.
Professionals for Social Responsibility (mentions nanotechnology)
- WIRED Magazine (search
Merkle's Home Page has links to:
- Nanotechnology Papers and
J. Storrs Hall (JoSH), sci.nanotech moderator
to Nanotechnology. Nanotechnology is a (projected) technology of
design and fabrication of mechanisms at the molecular level. How will it
work, how soon is it coming, what difference will it make?
Asked Questions (FAQs) about the sci.nanotech list and other
The Foresight Institute publishes on both technical and nontechnical
issues in nanotechnology. For example, students may write for their free
Briefing #1, "Studying Nanotechnology". The Foresight Institute's main
publications are the Update newsletter and Background essay series. Their
newsletter includes both policy discussions and a technical column
enabling readers to find material of interest in the recent scientific
literature. These publications appear on sci.nanotech on a delayed basis,
and an archive of them appears here. To receive them in timely fashion
and in paper form, become a member by sending a donation of twenty-five
dollars or more to:
PO Box 61058
Palo Alto, CA 94306 USA
(or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org)
- The Institute for Molecular Manufacturing is more directly involved
in advancing the techniques of nanotechnology. Its address is:
Institute for Molecular Manufacturing
123 Fremont Ave
Los Altos, CA 94022 USA
(or email email@example.com)
- On-Line papers from the moderator, Foresight, and sci.nanotech
- sci.nanotech Archives: currently the server cannot handle searches,
but FTP access
is available. You can also review recent
articles from your news server.
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Last update 95-05-19