News tagged with nanoscience

Folding funnels key to biomimicry

(Phys.org)—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 ...

Oct 31, 2012 not rated yet 0 | with audio podcast

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, ...

Sep 14, 2012 5 / 5 (3) 0

Improved model of molecular bonding

(Phys.org)—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 ...

Sep 06, 2012 5 / 5 (3) 1 | with audio podcast