Tagged: Nanotechnology

TOSP Episode 18: January 23rd 2012 - The Sciblogs Podcast

Aimee Whitcroft Jan 24, 2012

Hello and welcome, once again, to another episode of TOSP. This week was anniversary weekend in Wellington, so Elf and aimee recorded the ‘cast on Monday instead of Sunday.  Because it was, well, a long weekend 🙂 And what an interesting ‘cast we think it is!  This week, we feature viewing the Milky Way’s central supermassive black hole, … Read More

Just So Science – Nanotech in 1995 - Just So Science

Elf Eldridge Dec 28, 2011

Having had the amazing fortune of some free time over the Christmas period, I’ve just finished reading a rather excellent book re-telling the story behind some of the development of nanotechnology. The book in question is “Nano!” by Ed Regis, and provides an interesting perspective on the life and struggles of K. Eric Drexler, commonly attributed with the … Read More

“Just So Science” – The Feynman Hypothesis - Just So Science

Elf Eldridge Nov 23, 2011

In preparation for giving one of the talks I am required to give to complete my PhD, I’ve been reviewing some of the greatest physics stories. Given that my particular field of research is nanotechnology, it’s little wonder that my favourite at the moment is Richard Feynman’s “There’s plenty of room at the bottom” speech that he first gave on … Read More

TOSP Episode 6: October 17th 2011 - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Oct 17, 2011

[Original post on the Sciblogs The Official Sciblogs Podcast site] Featuring yetis, flashing bacteria, space!, brownian motion twists, That’s What She Said, better traffic control (hint: drive slower), nanotech _helping_ cell growth, wired petri dishes, vaccination, whale fall, NZ’s freshwater, and various fabulous eventry! This week, aimee and Elf could happily have talked for hours, [...] … Read More

TOSP Episode 5: October 10th 2011 - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Oct 10, 2011

[Original post on the Sciblogs The Official Sciblogs Podcast site] This week’s podcast is, as usual, filled with interesting things.  Particularly Nobel-related things! We (aimee and Elf) talk about science prizes, figures, finding life on Mars, transhumanism, the beginning of infinity, nanotechnology (what is it?), statistics, space skiing, forensic science, nature vs nurture the Nobels, [...] … Read More

Letter bombing nanotech researchers?! - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Sep 02, 2011

Straight from the WTF files, the news that nanotech (and related) researchers are being targeted by, well, lunatics. Calling themselves the Individualidades tendiendo a lo salvaje (Individualists with Savage Tendencies, or ITS), said group has been sending letter bombs to nanotechnology labs in Mexico, France, Spain and Chile. None of the bombs … Read More

“Weekend Nanotech” – Rhinovirus Nanotechnology - Just So Science

Elf Eldridge Jul 30, 2011

Well my ‘Weekend Nanotech’ post from last week was a little delayed this week, primarily due to this little guy here: Rhinovirus Capsid Rhinovirus - the more cuddly version A Rhinovirus. Most commonly known as the causative virus of the ‘common cold’, rhinoviruses are found pretty much everywhere [1] decent hosts are. And yes, unfortunately that … Read More

Weekend Nanotech – The Inconvenient Ash - Just So Science

Elf Eldridge Jun 25, 2011

Estimated Ash distribution map from: http://passingparade-2009.blogspot.com/ Most people will be aware by now there is a rather large ash cloud spreading across the Southern Hemisphere from the eruption in Chile. Here in NZ it has been playing havoc with flights across the board- but many people aren’t sure why we’re so worried about ash! So I though I’d take … Read More

“Just So Science” – Technical Difficulties - Just So Science

Elf Eldridge Jun 20, 2011

I’ll be taking a short hiatus from blogging this week due to moving house and not having internet making blogging slightly problematic. A sneak preview of what’s to come however: night sky through different regions of the electromagnetic spectrum, What’s in Hercules?, DNA Nanotech, ‘Quantum’ Biology, High Tech Clay, Fungal Batteries, new outreach programmes … Read More