Artificial Molecular Machines

Unrelated de novo enzyme replaces essential enzyme in cell

By | 2018-02-05T07:07:29+00:00 February 5th, 2018|Artificial Molecular Machines, Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Bionanotechnology, Feynman Path, Molecular manufacturing, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanobiotechnology, Nanodot, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Productive Nanosystems, Research, Roadmaps, World-Shaping Technologies|

Iron-rich medium supports the growth of E. coli engineered to no longer have a natural Fes enzyme. They form small, unhealthy, red colonies because they accumulate iron bound to [...]

Ultrafast DNA robotic arm: A step toward a nanofactory?

By | 2018-01-25T12:37:45+00:00 January 25th, 2018|Artificial Molecular Machines, Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Bionanotechnology, Energy, Future Medicine, Molecular manufacturing, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanobiotechnology, Nanodot, Nanomedicine, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Research, World-Shaping Technologies|

Electric fields drive the rotating nano-crane – 100,000 times faster than previous methods. (Image: Enzo Kopperger / TUM) Rotation of the arm between two docking points (red [...]

Mechanical communication in a rotaxane molecular machine

By | 2018-01-09T08:01:45+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Artificial Molecular Machines, Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Molecular manufacturing, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanodot, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Research, World-Shaping Technologies|

The structural formula of the rotaxane 1H3+. Above: The dibenzo[24]crown-8 macrocycle circles the dibenzylammonium site on the left end of the axle, which had been protonated by the addition [...]

Molecular robot builds four types of molecules

By | 2017-10-01T09:26:22+00:00 September 30th, 2017|Artificial Molecular Machines, Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Foresight Kudos, Molecular manufacturing, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanodot, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Productive Nanosystems, Research, Roadmaps, Robotics, World-Shaping Technologies|

Since winning the 2007 Foresight Institute Feynman Prize in Nanotechnology, Theory category, Professor David Leigh FRS FRSE FRSC MAE, and since 2012 at the University of Manchester, has continued to [...]

USA-Austrian and Swiss Nanocars finish first in first Nanocar race

By | 2017-09-28T11:59:53+00:00 June 11th, 2017|About Foresight, Artificial Molecular Machines, Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Foresight Kudos, Foresight News, International organizations, Molecular manufacturing, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanodot, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Transportation, World-Shaping Technologies|

If the current is high enough, the molecule starts to move and can be steered over the racetrack (University of Basel) Our previous post announced a race around [...]

First International NanoCar Race showcases molecular vehicles

By | 2017-06-01T14:01:34+00:00 April 12th, 2017|Artificial Molecular Machines, Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Foresight Kudos, International organizations, Molecular manufacturing, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanodot, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, News, news, Transportation|

Six NanoCars, each a unique concept created from only several dozen atoms by one of six teams representing six nations, and powered by electrical pulses, will compete to complete a 100 nm course within 38 hours.

From de novo protein design to molecular machine systems

By | 2017-09-26T17:08:53+00:00 January 30th, 2017|Artificial Molecular Machines, Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Bionanotechnology, Computational nanotechnology, Foresight Kudos, Molecular manufacturing, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanobiotechnology, Nanodot, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Productive Nanosystems, Research, Reviews, Roadmaps|

A review from the group leading recent rapid progress in de novo protein design describes the successes, identifies the remaining challenges, and heralds the advance "from the Stone Age to the Iron Age" in protein design.

Nobel Prize in Chemistry recognizes molecular machines

By | 2017-09-28T12:34:54+00:00 October 10th, 2016|About Foresight, Artificial Molecular Machines, Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Foresight Kudos, Foresight News, Foresight News Articles, Meetings & Conferences, Molecular manufacturing, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanodot, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Productive Nanosystems|

Sir J. Fraser Stoddart, winner of 2007 Foresight Feynman Prize for Experiment, shares the 2016 Chemistry Nobel for the design and synthesis of molecular machines.

Chemical fuel keeps molecular motor moving

By | 2017-10-01T07:49:10+00:00 September 4th, 2016|Artificial Molecular Machines, Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Molecular manufacturing, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanodot, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Research, Robotics|

Removing the necessity of providing several different chemical fuels in a series of distinct steps, a novel chemically-fueled molecular motor autonomously produces movement as long as the fuel supply lasts.

Rational improvement of DNA nanodevice function

By | 2017-06-01T14:01:35+00:00 August 13th, 2016|Artificial Molecular Machines, Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Bionanotechnology, Computational nanotechnology, Molecular manufacturing, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanobiotechnology, Nanodot, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Research|

Recent research documents a structure-based rational design strategy combining molecular dynamics and single molecule imaging to improve the performance of a DNA tweezers that accurately positions an enzyme and its cofactor.