News tagged with self-assembly

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 – humans hope to ...

dateOct 31, 2012 in Bio & Medicine
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Nanotechnologists create minuscule soccer balls

Nanotechnologists at the University of Twente's MESA+ research institute have developed a method whereby minuscule polystyrene spheres, automatically and under controlled conditions, form an almost perfect ball that looks ...

dateSep 28, 2012 in Nanomaterials
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Learning from sand castles to build future chips

In the United States, data centers already consume two percent of the electricity available with consumption doubling every five years. In theory, at this rate, a supercomputer in the year 2050 will require the entire production ...

dateSep 12, 2012 in Semiconductors
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