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Free podcasts on DNA nanotechnology

Boise State University recently began a campaign, Beyond The Blue, to bring deserved awareness to their excellent academic programs. As part of this campaign, the University has launched a series of podcasts discussing many fascinating topics and updates on current work. Here are a few examples of BSU faculty's work on DNA nanotechnology.

Posted: Dec 16th, 2011

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Twisting molecules by brute force: A top-down approach

Some molecules have unique and technologically useful optical properties; the medicinal properties of drugs depend on the direction of the twist; and within us twisted DNA can interact with different proteins. This twisting is called chirality and researchers at Case Western Reserve University have found they can use a macroscopic brute force to impose and induce a twist in an otherwise non-chiral molecule.

Posted: Dec 14th, 2011

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A glow of recognition

New detectors developed at MIT could provide easy visual identification of toxins or pathogens.

Posted: Dec 14th, 2011

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New path to flex and stretch electronics

Researchers at the Berkeley Lab have developed a promising new inexpensive technique for fabricating large-scale flexible and stretchable backplanes using semiconductor-enriched carbon nanotube solutions that yield networks of thin film transistors with superb electrical properties, including a charge carrier mobility that is dramatically higher than that of organic counterparts.

Posted: Dec 13th, 2011

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