Category Archives: Nanotech

Transhuman Films

The blog’s been pretty quiet while I’ve been concentrating on other things. One of those other things is a research project looking at post- and transhumanism in popular culture, and particularly in film. One of those projects has been the … Continue reading

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Nanotechnology and religion

In their paper “Genetically Modified Theology: The Religious Dimensions of Public Concerns About Agricultural Biotechnology” Celia Deane-Drummond, Robin Grove-White, and Bronislaw Szerszynski talk about the way different groups of people – including scientists, politicians, and everyday people on the street … Continue reading

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Nanotech Workshop 2009 – MoRST

The Ministry of Research, Science and Technology have collated the material from their nanotechnology workshop held in Wellington earlier this year. Summary documents, primers and video footage at Nanotech Workshop 2009 – MoRST.

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Interesting science and religion links

The Science & Religion Today blog picked up on some interesting things recently. Science & Religion Today: Bio-“Graphic” Novels of Real-Life Superheroes Science & Religion Today: Can Science Deal With God? From their Closer to Truth TV/Web series Science & … Continue reading

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Activate cloaking device, Mr Worf!

This seems all the rage at the moment – will we have chameleonware/chameleonware (from Neal Asher’s Polity books), changeling nets (Babylon 5) or invisibility cloaks (Harry Potter) at some point? Threading Light Through the Opaque Invisibility-Cloak Materials Bend Light “Backward” … Continue reading

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Nanoscale radio

An impressive piece of engineering. A single carbon-nanotube molecule that serves simultaneously as all the essential components of a radio — antenna, tunable band-pass filter, amplifier and demodulator. Wow! See World’s First Nanoradio Could Lead to Subcellular Remote-Control Interfaces

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Stimulating images

Links to a couple of images I saw recently on Mondolithic Studios’ web site. Different Futures. The choices we make now affect those who follow. Dark Energy. Resonates for me with William Blake’s lines from ‘Auguries of Innocence’, as well … Continue reading

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Fast Forward

After managing to find this week’s NZ Listener (it gets delivered 7 days before the week it’s for, and often gets misplaced) I see the lead article is on the accelerating pace of technological change. A quick skim though highlights … Continue reading

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Digital People (and digital publishing)

Picked up a copy of Digital People: From Bionic Humans to Androids by Sidney Perkowitz this week from the university bookshop. It looks quite interesting and I admit that once I saw the blurb on the back about science fiction … Continue reading

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Would you like extra fries with your (human) upgrade

A few articles out recently that pick up on the potential of nanotechnology for the purposes of human therapy and enhancement. Popular Mechanics has an article Redefining The Human: The Upgradable You which covers a range of technological developments relating … Continue reading

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