A biochemical circuit built from 74 small DNA molecules demonstrates an approach that may enable embedded control of molecular devices.
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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.
Palo Alto, CA – December 20, 2010 – The Foresight Institute, a nanotechnology education and public policy think tank based in Palo Alto, has announced the winners of the prestigious 2010 Foresight Institute Feynman Prizes in Nanotechnology. Established in 1993 in honor of Nobel Prize winner Richard Feynman, two $5,000 prizes are awarded in two [...]
Hogg and Freitas provide a theoretical analysis of the power constraints when nanorobots rely entirely on ambient bloodstream oxygen and glucose and identify aspects of nanorobot design that significantly affect available power.
Reconfiguring the topology of DNA nanostructures offers novel architectures for nanodevices.
DNA springs mechanically control an enzymatic reactions by exerting force on specific parts of the enzyme molecule.