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Five calcium ions held several micrometers apart in an ion trap and manipulated by laser pulses implement Shor's factorization algorithm more efficiently than previous implementations.
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Foresight Institute, a leading think-tank for transformative future technologies, such as nanotechnology, synthetic biology, and artificial intelligence, announced that Julia Bossmann has joined the organization as president.
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California Institute of Technology is holding a symposium to honor Paul Rothemund's seminal contribution to the field of DNA nanotechnology: the research paths opened by the technology, and where they might lead.
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Do sophisticated medical applications of 3D printing, like printing titanium bones or human tissues, that portend wider use, also perhaps point toward eventual nanoscale applications as the technology improves?
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Two research teams present two different methods for using single strands of DNA to link various nanoparticles into complex 3D arrays: one using DNA hairpins for dynamic reconfiguration and the other using a DNA origami scaffold.
Several years ago we pointed to work from the collaboration of two Foresight Feynman Prize winners (Chad A. Mirkin, 2002, Experimental and George C. Schatz, 2008, Theoretical) that advanced the concept of using DNA to link together nanoparticles in specific 3D configurations: “Using DNA as bonds ...
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Encapsulating enzymes in nanocages engineered using structural DNA nanotechnology increases enzymatic digestion and protects enzymes from degradation.
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Small, stiff, rectangular rods made using scaffolded DNA origami bypass drug resistance mechanisms in the membranes of a cultured leukemia cell line and release enough therapeutic drug to kill the cancer cell.
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Increasing efficiency and utilization and lowering costs for harvesting, converting, transporting, and storing energy produced from sunlight provides a showcase for a variety of nanoscale materials, structures, and processes.
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Thousands of amateurs playing the online RNA folding game Eterna, backed up by a real-world automated lab testing their predictions, have provided insights to improve the algorithms computers use to design RNA molecules.
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A rotor with DNA origami parts held together by an engineered tight fit instead of by covalent bonds can revolve freely, driven by Brownian motion and dwelling at engineered docking sites.
Three multilayer DNA components make up this rotary mechanism. The parts join together with a tight fit and leave just 2 nanometers of play around the axle, allowing the arm to swing but not wobble. Credit: Dietz Lab/TUM. Since its invention in 2006 by Paul Rothemund, scaffolded DNA origami has ...
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A paradigm shift in analyzing diffraction from smaller, less perfect crystals yields improved resolution and enables directly determining the phase of the diffraction pattern.
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Polymer chemistry and materials research provide opportunities to  explore structures that harmonize phenomena unique to nanoscale technology, the role of mechanical forces generated at interfaces, and the responses of biological systems to mechanical stresses.
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Foresight Institute is a leading think tank and public interest organization focused on transformative future technologies. Founded in 1986, its mission is to discover and promote the upsides, and help avoid the dangers, of nanotechnology, AI, biotech, and similar life-changing developments.