Scientists have found a way to turn your body into a computer

Scientists have found a way to turn your body into a computer

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF A chemical computer, one that doesn’t use electrical signals to communicate, means that we now, potentially, have a way to send computer instructions around the human body that won’t interfere with our nervous system.   You probably take it for granted that the devices that...

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Scientists have designed a nanoscale computer that’s smaller than a virus

Scientists have designed a nanoscale computer that’s smaller than a virus

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Nanoscale computers could work inside, or outside the body to help control, direct and interact with other atomic, molecular or nanoscale devices and systems.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. While the...

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Berkeley Lab team pushes the limits to build a 1nm transistor

Berkeley Lab team pushes the limits to build a 1nm transistor

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Berkeley Lab breakthrough might help to reboot Moores Law.   Transistor size is an important part of improving the price-performance of today’s computer systems – the smaller your transistors, the more you can fit on a chip and the faster and more efficient your processor can be. Accomplishing...

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World first as a brain chip implant helps paralyzed man feel again

World first as a brain chip implant helps paralyzed man feel again

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In a world first scientists have helped a paralyzed man experience the sense of touch in his mind-controlled robotic arm.   The cutting edge experiment, a collaboration between the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, implanted electrodes smaller than a grain of...

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Scientists create breakthrough everything-phobic nanomaterial

Scientists create breakthrough everything-phobic nanomaterial

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Sadly ANU’s new everything-phobic spray won’t keep children clean but everything else is game.   If you have not been able to bag an iPhone 7 or are still looking jealously at your friend’s dunk proof Galaxy, do not worry as scientists have created a...

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Scientists use brain controlled DNA nanobots to release drugs inside roaches

Scientists use brain controlled DNA nanobots to release drugs inside roaches

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Mind controlled DNA nanobots, next generation medicine delivery and glowing cockroaches what’s not to like…   It sounds like sci fi but it isn’t and one day it will usher in a new era in medicine.     A team of Israeli scientists have developed a product that...

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Researchers create a 5D storage crystal that outlasts the Universe

Researchers create a 5D storage crystal that outlasts the Universe

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Researchers have re-created Supermans Memory Crystals – storage devices that can last billions of years.   Researchers at the University of Southampton have made a major step forward in the development of digital data storage by creating a glass disc that can store massive amounts of data for...

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An AI upgrade for your brain, Elon Musk teases the Neural Lace

An AI upgrade for your brain, Elon Musk teases the Neural Lace

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Worried that AI’s one day could make us their pets Elon Musk is teasing a new brain-hacking tech.   There’s no doubting that Elon Musk is one busy guy. Whether he’s trying to land on Mars with SpaceX, running Tesla, buying SolarCity, investing in the future of...

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Carbon nanotube breakthrough promises faster, lower power processors

Carbon nanotube breakthrough promises faster, lower power processors

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Carbon nanotube transistors finally out perform their traditional silicon counterparts.   The computing industry has long seen carbon nanotube transistors as something of a Holy Grail – promising not just faster performance but also lower power consumption than their silicon based equivalents. And it has long...

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Scientists use swarms of nanobots to precisely target cancer

Scientists use swarms of nanobots to precisely target cancer

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to deliver drugs in situ within the human body precisely to the areas where they can do the most good will help doctors treat patients better and patients recover faster.   Researchers from Polytechnique Montréal, Université de Montréal and McGill University have just...

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World records set to tumble on Rio 2016’s nano-tech track

World records set to tumble on Rio 2016’s nano-tech track

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The Rio 2016 running track is the fastest ever and records will fall.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. The running track of the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro passed inspection...

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Nanotech helps scientists create high definition colour holograms

Nanotech helps scientists create high definition colour holograms

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Scientists for the first time have created a technology that can display true, high resolution colour holograms but Hollywood holograms are still a way off.   By carefully arranging nanoblocks to display pixels on a metasurface, researchers have demonstrated that they can manipulate incoming visible light...

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Nano watermarks sort the fakes from the originals

Nano watermarks sort the fakes from the originals

New nanotechnology aims to put a dent in the $745 billion counterfeit goods market Researchers at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland have developed a technique for embedding nanoscale photonic crystals into the glass face of a watch so that when it is exposed to UV light, the design...

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Breakthrough lets researchers turn plants into electric circuits and connect them to the grid

Breakthrough lets researchers turn plants into electric circuits and connect them to the grid

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to turn plants into electric circuits could pave the way for a whole variety of biologically inspired electronics.   A team of Swedish botanists and electrical engineers have unveiled a new method for growing and powering conductive wires inside living plants and integrating them with...

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Nature, the world’s new factory

Nature, the world’s new factory

Nature has always been more efficient at making products than Man but now we’re harnessing it for our own ends Most people would agree we still have much to learn from nature. Nature is vastly more efficient at recycling and reusing matter than humans have been. The whole field and...

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Worlds smallest molecular transistor reboots Moore’s Law

Worlds smallest molecular transistor reboots Moore’s Law

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Scientists have demonstrated a new 0.167nm transistor.   It’s no secret that companies like Intel have been finding it increasingly difficult and, perhaps more pertinently, costly to keep pace with the expectations of Moore’s Law so it came as no surprise when in early 2016 a consortium...

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In the future everything will be connected

In the future everything will be connected

In 400 years time our descendants will look back at our Age in the same way we look at the Stone Age Leonardo Da Vinci was a genius, by combining his observations of the laws of nature with his passion for mechanical invention he managed to conceive early versions of...

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