Ralph Merkle's Molecular Nanotechnology website has extensive resources.
See also Gina "Nanogirl" Miller's Nanoindustries website for some great links.
August 2005, U. Nottingham: A Debate About Assembler Design
September 2008, Top Down vs. Bottom Up in Nanotechnology: Some Notes about the origin and use of the terms "Top Down" and "Bottom Up" as they relate to nanomanufacturing
The Institute for Molecular Manfacturing was established to provide funding for research to develop molecular nanotechnology. If you want to make it happen, this is the non-profit to support! (Okay, okay, I'm President so I'm biased.) Individuals may join at various levels of Senior Associate membership ($250 and up). Senior Associates of both IMM and FI meet annually; the meetings are informal, of high quality, and a lot of fun too.
Institute for Molecular Manufacturing
555 Bryant Street
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Telephone: (650) 917-1120
Fax: (650) 917-1120
The Foresight Institute was established to promote understanding of molecular nanotechology, and to help society reap the technology's potential benefits while avoiding its dangers. FIs membership is broad-based and the periodic newsletter (about 6 times each year) should appeal to technical and non-technical alike. There are various levels of membership starting at $35 for a basic membership, which includes the newletter, up through Senior Associate memberships ($250 and up). The Foresight Institute has organized conferences on molecular nanotechnology in 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, and 1995.
Foresight Institutehome page
P. O. Box 61058
Palo Alto, CA 94306