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Nanotech

Detecting Cancer Early With Nanosensors and a Urine Test

How might cancer detection, treatment, and prevention change if cancer could be diagnosed by peeing in a cup? According to Dr. Sangeeta Bhatia, about two-thirds...

Mind-Controlled Nanobots Used to Release Chemicals in Living Cockroaches

This is wild: a team of Israeli scientists developed a contraption that uses a person’s brain waves to remotely control DNA-based nanorobots  — while...

Check Out This Dime-Sized Van Gogh Replica—It’s Made of DNA

DNA codes for life as we know it, but in recent years, scientists have discovered more uses for the molecule. Because DNA is foldable...

From Living Computers to Nano-Robots: How We’re Taking DNA Beyond Genetics

DNA is one of the most amazing molecules in nature, providing a way to carry the instructions needed to create almost any life form...

Nanorobots: Where We Are Today and Why Their Future Has Amazing Potential

This post is a status update on one of the most powerful tools humanity will ever create: nanotechnology (or nanotech). My goal here is to give...

How the National Science Foundation Is Catalyzing the Future of Manufacturing

Visit Singularity Hub for the latest from the frontiers of manufacturing and technology as we bring you coverage of Singularity University's Exponential Manufacturing conference. Technological progress...

How Scientists Are Hacking Biology to Build at the Molecular Scale

The long vision of nanotechnology suggests tiny robot “assemblers” will swarm unseen in the air, water, and even our bodies, building anything from the atoms up. It's...

Meet the Nanomachines That Could Drive a Medical Revolution

A group of physicists recently built the smallest engine ever created from just a single atom. Like any other engine it converts heat energy...

Exponential Medicine: The Most Advanced Nanotechnology Today Is Already Inside You

For me, the word nanotechnology evokes a specific image. Maybe you’re the same. It’s a machine. Perhaps a little futuristic. But something that wouldn’t...

World’s Data Could Fit on a Teaspoon-Sized DNA Hard Drive and Survive Thousands of...

The blueprint of every living thing on the planet is encoded in DNA. We know the stuff can hold a lot of information. But...

Can DNA Nanobots Successfully Treat Cancer Patients? First Human Trial Soon

“No, no it’s not science fiction; it’s already happening,” said Ido Bachelet to a somewhat incredulous audience member at a London event late last...

Next-Gen Diagnostics, Nanotechnology, and Bioengineering Begin Taking the Fight to Cancer

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), cancer claimed 8.2 million lives worldwide in 2012. Perhaps no other disease highlights the need for improved...

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