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A simple design for a DNA nanoswitch

French and U.S. researchers designed a nanomechanical DNA switch controlled by the rate of temperature variation, thereby providing a flexible, scalable alternative to simultaneous chemical control of different DNA switches at equilibrium.

Posted: Mar 29th, 2006

Unique milk protein based nanotubes

Researchers in the Netherlands investigated novel milk protein nanotubes with potentially interesting applications in the food and pharma industries.

Posted: Mar 27th, 2006

CNTs as templates for one-dimensional nanoparticle assemblies

Spanish researchers have shown that carbon nanotubes (CNTs) constitute the ideal templates for the formation of one-dimensional strings of metal nanoparticles, with potential uses as waveguides, that would allow the miniaturization of devices below the diffraction limit and as catalytic motors.

Posted: Mar 23rd, 2006

Nanosensors in environmental analysis

A comprehensive overview of the main concepts behind the development of nanosensors and the most relevant applications in the field of environmental analysis.

Posted: Mar 22nd, 2006

A new process allows growing carbon nanotubes directly onto MEMS

Researchers in Switzerland have successfully integrated carbon nanotubes (CNTs) directly into a polysilicon chip. This technique is opening the way towards NEMS and CNT based system integration and the synthesis and evaluation of mechanical nano-scale transducers based on CNTs.

Posted: Mar 17th, 2006