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Chemists create novel DNA assembly line

Chemists at New York University and China's Nanjing University have created a DNA assembly line that has the potential to create novel materials efficiently on the nanoscale.

Posted: May 12th, 2010

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Spiders at the nanoscale: Molecules that behave like robots

A team of scientists from Columbia University, Arizona State University, the University of Michigan, and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have programmed an autonomous molecular 'robot' made out of DNA to start, move, turn, and stop while following a DNA track.

Posted: May 12th, 2010

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Superparamagnetic gold nanoshells with tunable optical properties

A solution-phase process has been developed by CNM users from the University of California at Riverside, working collaboratively with the Nanophotonics Group, for synthesizing stable multifunctional colloidal particles composed of a superparamagnetic Fe3O4 core, a gold nanoshell, and a mesoporous silica outer layer.

Posted: May 12th, 2010

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World record for shortest controllable time

Scientist at the Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Time Spectroscopy (MBI) in Berlin, Germany have demonstrated timing control with a residual uncertainty of 12 attoseconds.

Posted: May 11th, 2010

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DNA could be backbone of next generation logic chips

In a single day, a solitary grad student at a lab bench can produce more simple logic circuits than the world's entire output of silicon chips in a month. So says a Duke University engineer, who believes that the next generation of these logic circuits at the heart of computers will be produced inexpensively in almost limitless quantities.

Posted: May 11th, 2010

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Quantum move toward next generation computing

Physicists at McGill University have developed a system for measuring the energy involved in adding electrons to semi-conductor nanocrystals, also known as quantum dots - a technology that may revolutionize computing and other areas of science.

Posted: May 11th, 2010

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New coating captures fingerprints on difficult surfaces

CSI notwithstanding, forensics experts cannot always retrieve fingerprints from objects, but a conformal coating process developed by Penn State professors can reveal hard-to-develop fingerprints on nonporous surfaces without altering the chemistry of the print.

Posted: May 11th, 2010

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Collaboration at UAlbany Nanotechnology College to provide cost-effective semiconductor materials for 22nm nodes

SEMATECH, a global consortium of chipmakers, and JSR Corporation, an advanced materials supplier to chip-makers and others, and its U.S. operation, JSR Micro, Inc. announced today that it has become the newest member of SEMATECH's Resist Materials and Development Center (RMDC) at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) of the University at Albany.

Posted: May 11th, 2010

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