News tagged with nanoscience

Folding funnels key to biomimicry

(—Proteins are able to self-assemble into a wide range of highly ordered structures that feature a diverse array of properties. Through biomimicry - technological innovation inspired by nature – humans hope to ...

dateOct 31, 2012 in Bio & Medicine
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Research: Hopping DNA supercoils

If you take hold of a DNA molecule and twist it, this creates 'supercoils', which are a bit like those annoying loops and twists you get in earphone cables. Research carried out by TU Delft, The Netherlands, has found that ...

dateSep 14, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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Improved model of molecular bonding

(—Material properties and interactions are largely determined by the binding and unbinding of their constituent molecules, but the standard model used to interpret data on the formation and rupturing of molecular ...

dateSep 06, 2012 in Materials Science
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