Tempe, AZ (Scicasts) — DNA, the molecular foundation of life, has new tricks up its sleeve. The four bases from which it is composed snap together like jigsaw pieces and can be artificially manipulated to construct endlessly varied forms in two and three dimensions.
Researchers Cradle Silver Nanoclusters Inside Synthetic DNA to Create a Programmed, Tunable Fluorescent Array
Santa Barbara, CA (Scicasts) — The silver used by Beth Gwinn's research group at UC Santa Barbara has value far beyond its worth as a commodity, even though it's used in very small amounts.
Chicago, IL (Scicasts) — As nanotechnology makes possible a world of machines too tiny to see, researchers are finding ways to combine living organisms with nonliving machinery to solve a variety of problems.
Berkeley, CA (Scicasts) — Imagine thousands of copies of a single protein organizing into a coat of chainmail armour that protects the wearer from harsh and ever-changing environmental conditions.
Corvallis, OR (Scicasts) — Researchers at Oregon State University have developed a new way to selectively insert compounds into cancer cells - a system that will help surgeons identify malignant tissues and then, in combination with phototherapy, kill any remaining cancer cells after a tumour is removed.