Will an inexpensive automated evolution machine accelerate the development of molecular machine systems by simultaneously evolving multiple parts to improve function?
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A new book collects the papers and discussions from the 2007 Solvay Conference “From Noncovalent Assemblies to Molecular Machines”.
I. Foresight@Google: Registration Deadline – Wed June 22nd II. Open Foresight Reception in Palo Alto – Friday June 24th III. Senior Associates Reunion Banquet – Saturday June 25th IV. Thiel Foundation’s 20Under20 to attend Foresight@Google ================================== I. Foresight@Google Registration Deadline – Wednesday June 22nd Foresight@Google – June 24-26, 2011 25th Anniversary Conference Celebration & Reunion Weekend [...]
Computational studies show that small diamond structures of the type that might serve as nanoparts in diamondoid molecular machinery are structurally stable.
A biochemical circuit built from 74 small DNA molecules demonstrates an approach that may enable embedded control of molecular devices.
We are proud to announce our final conference program for Foresight@Google‘s 25th Anniversary Conference Celebration, held June 25-26 in Mountain View, CA. For $50 off registration use code: NANODOT This weekend – full of plenary talks, panels, and breakout sessions – is a unique opportunity to be stimulated, enlightened and inspired by direct interaction with [...]
A Monte-Carlo simulation shows that a simple self-replicating RNA-like molecule in a specific protective environment could evolve the ability to translate a genetic code to produce peptides.
New research grants will support exploration of how molecular machines function.
Midnight tonight Pacific time is the deadline for the early registration rate on Foresight@Google, our 25th Anniversary Conference and Celebration. Check it out here: http://foresight.org/reunion Past participants have said: “This is mind candy for my soul. Having attended for two years now, this event stands alone in my mind as an opportunity to explore new horizons, [...]
Engineering both the pore size and chemical functionality of nanoporous materials affects both the secondary structure and the catalytic activity of the enzymes confined in the nanopores.
Researchers in the UK and Japan use atomic force microscopy to visualize a DNA molecular robot moving along a 100-nm DNA track.
Computational work links optically-induced molecular shape change to change in DNA structure to extract useful work.
A French and Chinese collaboration has designed a molecular piston that self-assembles to form a complex stable enough that disassembly is very slow compared to the sliding motion of the piston.
In yet another in a long list of improvements to DNA based molecular machines, DNA molecular robots learn to walk in any direction along a branched track.
Irradiation with two wavelengths of visible light switches the position of a nitrogen atom close to a nickel ion, and in the process switches the magnetic state of the nickel ion.
RNA nanostructures chemically modified to be resistant to degradation retain 3D structure and biological activity.
51 years after Richard Feynman envisioned nanoscience in his famous address, “Plenty of Room at the Bottom,” four extraordinary researchers joined in a roundtable discussion of the future of nanoscience.
Robert A. Freitas Jr. has made available his chapter on nanorobotics from the book The Future of Aging.
A significant fraction of small protein sequences designed only to fold into stable structures can substitute for missing natural proteins.
A one-molecule robot capable of following a trail of chemical breadcrumbs will be presented at TEDxCaltech-Feynman’s Vision: The Next 50 Years.