What's New on Howard Lovy's NanoBot

Howard Lovy hlovy at earthlink.net
Sat Feb 14 07:15:00 EST 2004

What's New on Howard Lovy's NanoBot

Nano is chocolate in Silicon's peanut butter
A couple of days ago, I met Zyvex President Tom Cellucci at an Ann Arbor 
restaurant (Take a note, young entrepreneur wannabes: this high-powered 
nano honcho enjoys Greek salad and hummus, while this low-powered 
journalist just sat and chain-drank coffee), and we discussed a range of 
issues. Among them were the short-term commercialization steps the 
company is taking along the way to its goal of building a molecular 

Drexler: More Empty Arguments
Dear Howard, A recent review of Daniel and Mark Ratner's book, 
"Nanotechnology and Homeland Security," highlights the current tactics 
of the denialist camp.

Driving under the influence of Feynman
One of my dirty little secrets is that I listen to audiobooks from 
audible.com (My commute from suburban Detroit to Ann Arbor keeps me in 
my car about two hours a day). This morning, I "read" (OK, had read to 
me), Richard Feynman's "The Pleasure of Finding Things Out."

More pieces of Feynman
In my previous post, I talked about how the nanotech founding father's 
words get me through my morning commute. Feynman was big on making 
science understandable to everyday slobs like me. I've written about 
this subject before, and I do wish that I had been around during his 
heyday. But I wonder how I would have handled this interview, relayed by 
Robert P. Crease in a March 2001 article in Physics Web, Revenge of the 
Science Writer.

Writers who know what I meme
David Pescovitz and Mark Frauenfelder, BoingBoing bloggers, NanoBot 
advisers and legendary writers, have contributed some excellent work to 
Small Times in the past couple of days.

Small Tech Business Directory is online
If I can get all commercial on you for a moment, I've been meaning to 
highlight the great work going on at Small Times.

A Game of Risk
Joel Achenbach of the Washington Post writes: "Just when you absorb one 
type of danger, someone invents a new one – SARS or avian flu or 
something enigmatic called nanotechnology."

Good evening, Mr. Phelps, The Speculist and CRN have joined your IM 
(InstaMail? InstaAntiModz?) Force.

What up with BBC doc?
Small Times London Correspondent Ben Wootliff brought this to my 
attention. The BBC is airing the above documentary tonight.

Big honor for little blog
Thank you, Nanotechnology Now, for naming the NanoBot one of the Best of 
2003. They write: "Choice post in 2003 include - but are not limited to 
- Stairway to Heaven and Apocalypse Nano, The Hulk, Prince Charles and 
other scary things and 2003: The Year of the Straw NanoMan.

Unauthorized uses of 'Nano'
As before, cease and desist orders are being sent to the following 

News in a NanoSecond
 From The Guardian: "A Horizon investigation into the dangers of 
nanotechnology was watched by 2.1 million, 300,000 more than watched The 
Diana Conspiracy, Channel 4's investigation into the death of Diana, 
Princess of Wales.

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Howard Lovy
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