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12 minutes | Aug 21, 2021
New Neurotech? Move Aside, Elon Musk!
Elon Musk's Neuralink always gets the spotlight for innovating brain technology, but a smaller company named Synchron may be leading the way. Synchron will be the first company to test implantable brain tech in human clinical trials!Sources:https://www.fiercebiotech.com/medtech/synchron-raises-40m-for-u-s-trials-neurotech-helping-paralysis-patients-text-email-andhttps://thehill.com/changing-america/well-being/medical-advances/565347-small-company-beats-elon-musks-neuralink-in-race?amp See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
7 minutes | Aug 17, 2021
A Nano-Based Replacement for Kevlar?
Researchers from MIT, Caltech, and ETH Zürich banded together to create a nano-architected carbon material that was able to block particles moving at supersonic speeds!Source:https://news.mit.edu/2021/carbon-nanomaterial-light-strong-0624 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11 minutes | Apr 18, 2021
What in the World is a Microscopic Robot? (Bionaut Labs)
How small can a robot be? Bionaut Labs, a Los Angeles-based startup, has developed robots at the microscopic scale to treat brain disorders. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
8 minutes | Apr 17, 2021
Canada Bans Graphene Masks
Health agencies in Canada have banned the sale and distribution of masks containing graphene (a carbon nanomaterial) over health concerns.Article:https://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/canada-bans-masks-containing-graphene-101617428707042-amp.html See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17 minutes | Mar 18, 2021
What is this Chip Shortage that Everyone's Talking About?
I've been seeing a lot of news and talk about the semiconductor "chip shortage" that's been going on since last year. Here, I explain what the chip shortage is, what caused it, and how it will change the future of US manufacturing.Host: Ari Esters (me) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30 minutes | Dec 31, 2020
Why is Nanotechnology Important?
What’s the big deal with nanotech? Where is it used? Is it worth investing in nanotech at all? All that and more covered in this episode!Host: Ari Esters (me)To learn even more, visit nanojunkie.com or follow NanoJunkie on Facebook and LinkedIn! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14 minutes | Dec 1, 2020
Details on Future Content
I’m power-walking on a windy day, so pardon the audio quality. In this episode, I share the plan I’ve put into motion for NanoJunkie: a new website (nanojunkie.com), weekly blogs, and interviews with companies and researchers, to name a few. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
2 minutes | Nov 18, 2020
Announcement: Return of NanoJunkie
After a year and a half of silence, I'm finally continuing the NanoJunkie platform. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
1 minutes | May 11, 2019
Check-In: Pausing NanoJunkie
05-11-2019: NanoJunkie episodes will be paused until I get a new laptop. May take a few weeks or even a couple months.. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16 minutes | May 5, 2019
Nanotech News #7: Quantum Technology, Spiral Nanobots, and Flexible Circuits
In Episode 7 of Nanotech News, I talk about recent developments in efficient light-based circuits for use in quantum technology, spiral nanobots that improve drug delivery in the body, and flexible circuits made using 3D printing and nanotechnology.Music: "Sunshine" by Iksonhttps://soundcloud.com/iksonNanomechanical router leads to more efficient quantum technology:https://www.nanotechnologyworld.org/single-post/2019/04/23/Nanocomponent-is-a-quantum-leap-for-Danish-physicistsMagnetic nanobots that improve cancer drug delivery:https://m.phys.org/news/2019-04-tiny-robots-powered-magnetic-fields.htmlFlexible circuits made using 3D printing and silver nanowires:https://m.phys.org/news/2019-04-flexible-circuits-d.html See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
8 minutes | Apr 27, 2019
Check-In: New Mic, New Heights, and Way Too Much Netflix
04-27-2019: I finally got a new microphone for audio recording, which seems to work pretty well! Listen to this silky smooth audio which entails me recalling how busy work has gotten in just a week, complaining about how much time I've spent on Netflix, and failing to remember when the movie Hurt Locker came out (it was 2008). New nanotech episodes coming soon! Enjoy! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12 minutes | Apr 21, 2019
Nanotech News #6: Light Levitation, Microcyborgs, and Making Nanomaterials using AI
I apologize in advance for this audio. I was in a noise-heavy room, so the end result after editing sounds kinda distorted. This episode of Nanotech News includes three recent developments: (1) moving and levitating objects with light, (2) fusing technology with microbial life to clean up the planet, and (3) discovering 2D materials using artificial intelligence.Intro Music: "Sunshine" by Iksonhttps://soundcloud.com/iksonReferences:Levitating or Propelling Objects with Light: https://www.nanotechnologyworld.org/single-post/2019/03/20/Levitating-objects-with-light?fbclid=IwAR1xxxLO1ui9Z4xVCg4XdmprQ5iMtGzzXfRELyvXBAlwIqOv8iOrLZMHj24Microcyborgs: https://www.nanotechnologyworld.org/single-post/2019/04/15/Rotibots-Cyborgs-made-of-microfauna-and-microbeadsUsing Deep Learning to Discover New 2D Materials: https://www.nanotechnologyworld.org/single-post/2019/04/11/Deep-learning-casts-wide-net-for-novel-2D-materials See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15 minutes | Apr 16, 2019
What If Humans Could Camouflage Like Chameleons?
What if humans had the same camouflage ability as chameleons? Can we make suits that can shift colors and patterns and allow humans to blend in with any surface? How can we build materials that controllably change color in real time? Actually, I believe that all of these are possible...not with future technology, but with our current technology.Music:"Sunshine" by Iksonhttp://soundcloud.com/iksonExperiment studying chameleon skin:Teyssier, J.; Saenko, S. V.; van der Marel, D.; and M. C. Milinkovitch. "Photonic crystals cause active colour change in chameleons." Nature Communications, 2015. https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms7368.pdf Russian program working towards active camouflage:https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/research/a22777736/russia-to-demonstrate-active-camouflage-for-soldiers-tanks/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
5 minutes | Apr 13, 2019
Coming Soon: The Best of the Best from Nanotech
Will we ever be technologically advanced enough to build Tony Stark's nanotechnology suit from Avengers: Infinity War? Or to make clothing and surfaces that change color like a chameleon? Or to have self-assembling furniture composed of microrobots? These are the types of questions I LOVE to discuss. Very soon, I will make episodes centered around these topics and more!Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for feedback or ideas for future nanotech episodes! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
6 minutes | Apr 12, 2019
Next Steps for NanoJunkie
04-12-2019: Recording from my car after work. I recorded this audio from my phone while on the go, so the audio quality is worse than usual. Nevertheless, I wanted to make sure I checked in, and I briefly talk about my ideas for the future of NanoJunkie. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17 minutes | Apr 3, 2019
Nanotech News #5: Cancer-Killing Nanobots?
I finally got to record an episode about nanobots, which is a HOT topic in nanotechnology. Many news outlets have covered nanobots in recent years, particularly because of their potential to target and destroy tumors in the body. But...what exactly is a nanobot? How can we make a nanobot kill cancer cells? We should probably learn more about them before we stick them in our bloodstream. That's what this episode is for!Reference to publication about controlling nanoscale beads in cells:X. Wang et al. "Intracellular manipulation and measurement with multipole magnetic tweezers." Science Robotics, Vol. 4, Issue 28, March 2019. DOI: 10.1126/scirobotics.aav6180Nanotechnology World article about nanoscale bead control:https://www.nanotechnologyworld.org/single-post/2019/03/18/Researchers-create-nano-bot-to-probe-inside-human-cellsA free-to-view review about nanorobotics:http://ijpsr.com/bft-article/nanorobots-a-review/?view=fulltextSome random patent from the 2000s involving nanorobotics:https://patentscope.wipo.int/search/en/detail.jsf?docId=WO2008063473&tab=PCTDESCRIPTION&maxRec=1000My contact info: email@example.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
9 minutes | Mar 20, 2019
Nanotech News #4: 2D Materials and the Future of Batteries
In this episode of Nanotech News, I cover a bit about batteries and the potential for better energy storage devices using two-dimensional (2D) materials. I'm still kinda sad that I didn't get to take any electrochemistry or battery-related courses while I was in school, so this episode is probably a good way for me to scratch that itch.For ideas, questions, concerns, or whatever, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org!References:Wang, Xuehang et al. "Influences from solvents on charge storage in titanium carbide MXenes." Nature Energy 4, pp. 241-248, 2019."Right electrolyte doubles novel two-dimensional material's ability to store energy." https://www.nanotechnologyworld.org/single-post/2019/03/04/Right-electrolyte-doubles-novel-two-dimensional-materials-ability-to-store-energy See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
2 minutes | Mar 18, 2019
Announcement: Nanotech News #4 Coming Soon!
I have not forgotten about this podcast! In fact, I have a quick announcement: the next Nanotech News episode will be coming out within a couple days! In this episode, I will discuss the potential for the next generation of battery technology based on two-dimensional materials.P.S. If anyone has any feedback, questions, or ideas about the content, feel free to shoot me an email at email@example.comKeep your ears open! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
9 minutes | Mar 12, 2019
Nanotech News #3: Data Storage on the Atomic Scale
In this episode of Nanotech News, I will be discussing a new paper that may lead to a new form of data storage by controlled phase transitions in atoms or groups of atoms. There are many new and innovative ways of storing bits of informations, but storing data in individual atoms could offer the densest form of data storage to date.(I apologize in advance for some of the bad audio quality in this one. I'm still experimenting to find the optimal recording setup.)References:Ahsan, A et al. "Phase Transitions in Confinements: Controlling Solid to Fluid Transitions of Xenon Atoms in an On-Surface Network." Small, 2019: Vol. 15. DOI: 10.1002/smll.201803169."Data Storage using Individual Molecules". https://www.nanotechnologyworld.org/single-post/2018/12/18/Data-storage-using-individual-molecules"Flash memory's density surpasses hard drive for first time". https://www.computerworld.com/article/3030642/flash-memorys-density-surpasses-hard-drives-for-first-time.html See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13 minutes | Mar 5, 2019
Nanotech News #2: Holey Graphene! : A New Type of Transistor
In this installment of the nanotech series, I discuss a new development that I've been hearing a lot about recently in nanotech circles: holey graphene. Why would you want to purposefully make holes in graphene? Doesn't that lower its quality and effectiveness? What's the deal? It turns out graphene in holes can be really useful as well, as I discuss here!References:Moreno, Cesar, et al. "Bottom-up synthesis of multifunctional nanoporous graphene." Science, 13 Apr 2018: Vol. 360, Issue 6385, pp. 199-203. DOI: 10.1126/science.aar2009C&EN article: "Holey graphene translates to working transistor." https://cen.acs.org/content/cen/articles/96/i16/Holey-graphene-translates-working-transistor.html See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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