Highly correlated electron motions resembling electron liquids rather than electron gases, and found in some transition metal oxides, may enable inexpensive substitution for expensive displays.
Electrochemically modifying individual metallic nanoparticles and pairs of such nanoparticles enabled reversible tuning of their optical properties, including charge transfer plasmon formation in nanoparticle pairs.
Rolling DNA-based motors increase nano-walker speeds 1000-fold GalleryBionanotechnology, Future Medicine, Healing/preserving environment, Nano, Nanobiotechnology, Nanodot, Nanomedicine, Nanoscale Bulk Technologies, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Research
Coating micrometer-sized glass spheres with hundreds of DNA strands complementary to an RNA covering a glass slide enables the sphere to move, with the help of an enzyme that digests RNA bound to complementary DNA, a thousand times faster than conventional DNA-walkers.
Eight-armed nanoparticles of gold coated with a gold-palladium alloy proved to be both efficient plasmonic sensors and efficient catalysts, even though gold alone is not normally a good catalyst and palladium is a poor plasmonic material.
Novel nanoconjugate delivers synergistic combination of microRNAs to treat cancer GalleryBionanotechnology, Future Medicine, Nano, Nanobiotechnology, Nanodot, Nanomedicine, Nanoscale Bulk Technologies, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Research
Two microRNAs with synergistic effects, one that suppresses tumor growth and another than inhibits tumor promotion, are combined in an RNA triple helix, complexed with a dendrimer to form nanoparticles, which are incorporated with a polymer to form a hydrogel that inhibits tumor growth when applied to the tumor.
A nanotechnology-based sensor provides fast, inexpensive, ultrasensitive assay of microRNA pattern to detect cancer using DNA immobilized on a synthetic gold nanoprism.
Using DNA nanotechnology to position molecules with atomic precision GalleryArtificial Molecular Machines, Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Bionanotechnology, Molecular manufacturing, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanobiotechnology, Nanodot, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Research
German researchers have used scaffolded DNA origami to adjust the angle of a DNA hinge joint by altering the length of special "adjuster helices", causing molecules attached to the sides of the hinge to be displaced by as little as 0.04 nm.
Each time a laser pulse actuates the cis-trans isomerization of a single carbon-carbon double bond, a single-molecule nanosubmarine made of 244 atoms is driven forward 9 nm against Brownian diffusion.
Nanometer-level control of the beam path of a scanning transmission electron microscope nudges an amorphous material into atomically precise epitaxial growth.
Single cobalt atoms have been positioned in nitrogen-doped graphene to catalytically produce hydrogen from water almost as effectively as using vastly more expensive platinum catalysts.
Architecture for atomically precise quantum computer in silicon GalleryAtomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Computational nanotechnology, Molecular manufacturing, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanodot, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Research
Building on previous work on single atom transistors and single atom qubits, Australian researchers have incorporated a quantum error correction code to make possible a scalable 3D silicon chip architecture that could lead to operational quantum computers.
One-directional rotation in a new artificial molecular motor GalleryArtificial Molecular Machines, Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Molecular manufacturing, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanodot, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Research
Independent rotation of two wheels attached to either end of an axle has been achieved in a light-driven artificial molecular motor, suggesting a basis for a nanometer-scale transport system.
DNA nanotechnology produces an artificial molecular machine that changes shape when it encounters a specific antibody or other protein molecule, and emits light to signal the target's presence.
A novel application of supramolecular chemistry allows molecules to join in only one direction, providing a new way to control the shape of large molecules.
Surface assisted self-assembly of DNA origami nanostructures GalleryAtomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Bionanotechnology, Molecular manufacturing, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanobiotechnology, Nanodot, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Research
A lipid bilayer supported by a mica surface assisted the mobile self-assembly of DNA nanostructures of various shapes into micrometer-scale 2D lattices.
A free to read online edition of the classic 3-volume physics text developed from Richard Feynman's legendary Cal Tech physics lectures, specially designed for online reading, has been made available by the California Institute of Technology and the Feynman Lectures Website.
Conference video: New Methods of Exploring, Analyzing, and Predicting Molecular Interactions GalleryBionanotechnology, Complexity, Computational nanotechnology, Meetings & Conferences, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanobiotechnology, Nanobusiness, Nanodot, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Open Source, Research
Prof. Art Olson discussed how we understand what we cannot see directly, how we integrate data from different sources, and how to develop software tools to move forward.
Foresight co-founder on the future of the human lifespan GalleryAbout Foresight, Abuse of Advanced Technology, Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Bionanotechnology, Foresight News Articles, Future Medicine, Health & longevity, Life extension, Lifestyle, Machine Intelligence, Memetics, Military nanotechnology, Molecular manufacturing, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanobiotechnology, Nanodot, Nanomedicine, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Risk Management
Optimized Geek podcast featured Christine Peterson on the future of nanotechnology, human lifespan, artificial intelligence, finding love, and other topics.
Hijacking a viral method of replicating circular genomes, ball-of-yarn-like DNA clews are used to transport the protein and guide RNA molecules needed for gene editing into the cell nucleus.
DNA strands decorating cell membranes like 'Velcro' program the adhesion of cells to other cells or to extracellular matrices to build tiny tissue models.
Catalytic micromotors demonstrate carbon dioxide removal from water GalleryBionanotechnology, Biosphere, Environment, Health, and Safety, Healing/preserving environment, Nano, Nanobiotechnology, Nanodot, Nanoscale Bulk Technologies, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Research
A micromotor covered with the enzyme carbonic anhydrase zips through water rapidly converting dissolved carbon dioxide to the bicarbonate ion, which can then be precipitated as calcium carbonate.
Atomically precise boron doping of graphene nanoribbons GalleryAtomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Computational nanotechnology, Environment, Health, and Safety, Healing/preserving environment, Molecular Electronics, Molecular manufacturing, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanodot, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Productive Nanosystems, Research
The ability to dope graphene nanoribbons with boron atoms to atomic precision opens a range of possible new applications, from chemical sensing to nanoelectronics to photocatalysis to battery electrodes.
Designing a small DNA origami that can fold in several almost equivalent ways demonstrates how understanding and guiding the folding pathway can improve the efficiency of the folding process, potentially leading in more complex situations to higher yields of the desired nanostructure and fewer misfolded structures.
An extensive review of artificial molecular machines, their large-amplitude motions, and the changes these motions produce, emphasizes small molecules and the central role of chemistry in their design and operation.
Conference video: Bringing Computational Programmability to Nanostructured Surfaces GalleryAbout Foresight, Computational nanotechnology, Foresight News Articles, Meetings & Conferences, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanodot, Nanotech, Nanotechnology
Dr. Alex Wissner-Gross surveyed the interplay between programmability of bits and atoms in the development of technology, asking how the recent successes with programming bits can help nanotechnology progress in programming atoms.