Self-replicating machine
A self-replicating machine is a construct that is capable of reproducing itself autonomously using raw materials found in the environment, thus exhibiting self-replication in a way analogous to that f...
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Molecular assembler - Video
A nanofactory is a proposed system in which nanomachines (resembling molecular assemblers, or industrial robot arms) would combine molecules to build larger ...
Vanishing Friction
A new technique tunes friction between two surfaces, to the point where friction can vanish. MIT researchers developed a frictional interface at the atomic level. The blue corrugated surface represent...
Could Nanotechnology Stop Us Ageing?
So what is nanotechnology(or nanotech, for the sake of characters), beside just "really small technology"? Well, the official definition is "the manipulation of matter on an atomic, molecular and supr...
Self-organization
Self-organization is the spontaneous often seemingly purposeful formation of spatial, temporal, spatiotemporal structures or functions in systems composed of few or many components. In physics, chemis...
Vanadium oxide microactuators: These are the nanobots you’re looking for
Nanotechnology has promised us a fantastic world where miniature factories would build devices atom by atom. A recent report describes a new kind of microactuator made from vanadium oxide. This materi...
Self-organization - Nanoparticle film senses strain with high sensitivity
Researchers in Greece have been working on techniques to make nanoparticles in vacuum and studying self-organization phenomena. In parallel the team based at the National Technical University o...
Self-replicating machines - Self-replicating machine
This 3d printer is the first machine designed to reproduce parts of itself. Read more: http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20627621.200.
Self-replicating machines
A simulation of a self-replicating programmable constructing machine in a simulation environment that supports moveable parts. The machine obtains parts from...
Virus
A virus is a small infectious agent that replicates only inside the living cells of other organisms. Viruses can infect all types of life forms, from animals and plants to microorganisms, including ba...
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Computer virus
A computer virus is a malware program that, when executed, replicates by inserting copies of itself (possibly modified) into other computer programs, data files, or the boot sector of the hard drive; ...
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Nanorobotics
Nanorobotics is the emerging technology field creating machines or robots whose components are at or close to the scale of a nanometer (10 meters). More specifically, nanorobotics refers to the nano...
Molecular assembler
A molecular assembler, as defined by K. Eric Drexler, is a "proposed device able to guide chemical reactions by positioning reactive molecules with atomic precision". A molecular assembler is a kind ...
Rapid prototyping
Rapid prototyping is a group of techniques used to quickly fabricate a scale model of a physical part or assembly using three-dimensional computer aided design (CAD) data.Construction of the part or a...
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Clanking replicator
A clanking replicator is an artificial self-replicating system that relies on conventional large-scale technology and automation. The term evolved to distinguish such systems from the microscopic "ass...
Self-replicating spacecraft
The idea of self-replicating spacecraft has been applied — in theory — to several distinct "tasks". The particular variant of this idea applied to the idea of space exploration is known as a von Neuma...
Self-organization
Self-organization is a process where some form of overall order or coordination arises out of the local interactions between the components of an initially disordered system. This process is spontaneo...
Grey goo
Grey goo (also spelled gray goo) is a hypothetical end-of-the-world scenario involving molecular nanotechnology in which out-of-control self-replicating robots consume all matter on Earth while buildi...
Ecophagy
Ecophagy is a term coined by Robert Freitas that means the literal consumption of an ecosystem. It derives from the Greek "οικος" (oikos) or Late Latin "oeco-", which refers to a "house" or "househol...
Morphogenesis
Morphogenesis (from the Greek morphê shape and genesis creation, literally, "beginning of the shape") is the biological process that causes an organism to develop its shape. It is one of three fundame...
Nanorobot
Nanorobotics is the emerging technology field creating machines or robots whose components are at or close to the scale of a nanometer (10 meters). More specifically, nanorobotics refers to the nano...
Electron beam freeform fabrication
Electron Beam Freeform Fabrication (EBF) is an additive manufacturing process that builds near-net-shape parts requiring less raw material and finish machining than traditional manufacturing methods. ...
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Apache Wave
Apache Wave is a software framework for real-time collaborative editing online. Google originally developed it as Google Wave.It was announced at the Google I/O conference on May 27, 2009.Wave is a we...
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MakerBot Industries
MakerBot Industries is a New York City-based company founded in January 2009 by Bre Pettis, Adam Mayer and Zach "Hoeken" Smith to engineer and produce 3D printers. MakerBot builds on the early progres...
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Stratasys
Stratasys, Ltd. is a manufacturer of 3D printers and 3D production systems for office-based rapid prototyping and direct digital manufacturing solutions. Engineers use Stratasys systems to model compl...
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Conway's Game of Life
The Game of Life, also known simply as Life, is a cellular automaton devised by the British mathematician John Horton Conway in 1970.The "game" is a zero-player game, meaning that its evolution is det...
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Fused deposition modeling
Timelapse video of a hyperboloid object (designed by George W. Hart) made of PLA using a RepRap "Prusa Mendel" 3D printer for molten polymer deposition.Fused deposition modeling (FDM) is an additive...
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CandyFab
The CandyFab is a method of producing physical objects out of a computer representation of the structure. It differs from some other 3D printing methods in the following aspects:
The CandyFab uses...
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Forest-fire model
In applied mathematics, a forest-fire model is any of a number of dynamical systems displaying self-organized criticality. Note, however, that according to Pruessner et al. (2002, 2004) the forest-fir...
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