Dr Eric Drexler – Nanotechnology, The Next Big Thing – Nesta UK

Dr Eric Drexler, Oxford Martin Programme on the Impacts of Future Technology, Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford

How can we capture the possibilities but avoid the pitfalls of nanotechnology?

It’s often called the ‘fourth technological revolution’, but is nanotechnology going to finally live up to the hype and expectation?

Experts say that there is vast potential for nanotechnology to enable a deep and pervasive change in our current scientific and technology approaches. From applications with profound potential to fight global challenges, to transformations in industry through the development of high-throughput, atomically precise manufacturing, the pay-offs could be huge. Yet at the same time, there is confusion by what we mean by nanotech and frustration that it is yet to live up to all expectations. In some areas there is still a lack of understanding, and incomplete regulation of the potential risks: such as nanotoxicity, where there is ongoing exploratory research.
Source: Adam Ford

Augmented Reality Helmet To Entertain You In Basel
First Ever 10 GHz Silicone Optical Transistor
Pod: Various Entertainment Center
IBM: Long-Range EV To Travel 500 miles With Lithium-Air Battery
The Sanya Skypump: World's First Integrated Wind-powered EV Charging Station
Robotic Cheetah Runs Up To 18 Miles Per Hour (+VIDEO)
Fingerprint Will Substitute Your Debit Card
Micro Air Vehicles From The U.S. Air Force Will Perform Attack Missions
Volvo’s Pedestrian And Cyclist Detection System Makes Driving Safer (+VIDEO)
Kara - Heavy Rain's Dev Trailer