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Sticky fingers? Tiny robots to grip nanotubes

How do you handle the tiny components needed for constructing nanoscale devices? A European consortium has built two microrobotic demonstrators that can automatically pick up and install carbon nanotubes thousands of times thinner than a human hair.

Aug 14th, 2009

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Raising the alarm when DNA goes bad

Scientists have known for a long time that when DNA is damaged, a key enzyme sets off a cellular 'alarm bell' to alert the cell to start the repair process. Researchers have now identified a whole family of proteins capable of a direct response to the alarm signal.

Aug 14th, 2009

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The latest NIOSH nanotechnology research notes

Four recent accomplishments underscore the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health's (NIOSH) internationally recognized leadership in working with diverse partners to further research on the occupational safety and health implications and applications of nanotechnology.

Aug 12th, 2009

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