Foresight Nanotech Institute Weekly News Digest: March 26, 2008
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A large variety of two- and three-dimensional nanostructures have been constructed using DNA nanotechnology. Most of the construction methods require many different specially designed DNA molecules. Purdue University researchers have published a new DNA nanotech method that uses essentially one tile that self-assembles into a variety of larger three-dimensional shapes…
IBM announced (credit PhysOrg.com) that stacking two layers of graphene—one on top of the other—reduces noise that has bedeviled attempts to build nanoelectronic circuits from graphene…
Normally this blog focuses on nanotechnology, but it's also important to stay on top of major advances in related fields such as robotics; the fields will interact in interesting ways.
This video of a DARPA-funded project from Boston Dynamics is a must-see …
…Here is another case where nanotech has been advanced by "innovative measurement techniques and new ways to position the molecules". From ScienceDaily "Copolymers block out new approaches to microelectronics"…
The American Chemical Society has awarded Nadrian Seeman its Nichols Medal for establishing the field of structural DNA nanotechnology, nearly 13 years after the Foresight Institute awarded Seeman the 1995 Feynman Prize in Nanotechnology for his "pioneering work to synthesize complex three-dimensional structures with DNA"…
In a step toward use of molecular electronics in practical computing devices, researchers have assembled molecular films on the Si(100) surface utilized in conventional CMOS technologies and shown them to be of comparable quality to those assembled in earlier studies on the Si(111) surface, which is not compatible with CMOS…
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