A 100-fold leap to GigaDalton DNA nanotech

A research team has leapfrogged their ‘DNA bricks’ technology by two orders of magnitude, enabling next-generation DNA bricks to self-assemble into three-dimensional nanostructures that are 100 times more complex than those created with existing methods. The study provides user-friendly computational tools to design DNA nanostructures with complex cavities (and possibly surfaces) that have the potential to serve as building components in numerous nanotechnological applications in medicine and engineering.

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Scientists craft world’s tiniest interlinking chains

For decades, scientists have been trying to make a true molecular chain: a repeated set of tiny rings interlocked together. Researchers have announced and confirmed a method to craft such a molecular chain.

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What Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon chip may mean for the Galaxy S9 – CNET

The Snapdragon 845, with its new X20 modem, AI capabilities and other features, will show up in devices in 2018.

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Get out! Jordan Peele bringing ‘Twilight Zone’ back – CNET

The “Get Out” filmmaker will bring audiences back to Rod Serling’s mysterious dimension with a reboot of the classic show coming to CBS All Access.

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A revolution in regeneration – Northwestern University NewsCenter

Northwestern University NewsCenterA revolution in regenerationNorthwestern University NewsCenterThat's why his lab pioneered some of the first approaches in “soft nanotechnology,” researching how organic structures at the nanometer scale (the width of a human hair if it were split 80,000 times) can be absorbed into the body without rejection …

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DNA-origami surpasses important thresholds

It is the double strands of our genes that make them so strong. Using a technique known as DNA origami, biophysicists have been building nanometer-scale objects for several years. Now scientists have not only broken out of the nanometer realm to build larger objects, but have also cut the production costs a thousand-fold. These innovations open a whole new frontier for the technology.

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Use nano tech for quality paper making: FRI – Daily Pioneer

Use nano tech for quality paper making: FRIDaily PioneerThe Forest Research Institute (FRI) director Savita emphasised on the need to explore the applications of emerging research areas like nano technology for quality paper manufacturing. She was speaking at a research seminar on future research needs in …

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The world’s smallest Mona Lisa

New techniques in DNA self-assembly allow researchers to create the largest to-date customizable patterns with nanometer precision on a budget.

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Wheat gets boost from purified nanotubes

Researchers test the effects of carbon nanotubes on the growth of wheatgrass. While some showed no effect, purified single-walled nanotubes dispersed in water enhanced the plants’ growth, while the same nanotubes in an organic solvent retarded their development.

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Bioelectronic ‘nose’ can detect food spoilage by sensing the smell of death

Strong odors are an indicator that food has gone bad, but there could soon be a new way to sniff foul smells earlier on. As reported in ACS Nano, researchers have developed a bioelectronic

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