News tagged with self-assembly

Unfolding the mysteries of DNA origami

Experiments performed by a University of York physicist have provided new insights into how DNA assembles into nanostructures, paving the way for more precise use in technology and medicine.

dateAug 20, 2015 in Bio & Medicine
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Programming materials for better designs

We often think of the everyday materials we use to build our human world as static, but we should think again: MIT's Self-Assembly Lab programs such materials to transform themselves to handle tasks more simply and efficiently, ...

dateAug 12, 2015 in Engineering
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Designer's toolkit for dynamic DNA nanomachines

The latest DNA nanodevices created at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM)—including a robot with movable arms, a book that opens and closes, a switchable gear, and an actuator—may be intriguing in their own right, ...

dateMar 26, 2015 in Bio & Medicine
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Hierarchically porous polymers with fast absorption

A research team at KAIST has developed a method to form micropores of less than 2 nanometers within porous polymers where 10 nanometers long mesopores connect like a net. The advantage of the porous polymers is fast absorption ...

dateJan 21, 2015 in Polymers
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