Monday, July 23, 2012

astro picture for the day

ESA/NASA Hubble Space Telescope image

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A major problem with dna-nanotech is the self-organisation occurs in solution/water.  One gets unwanted reactions; it's slow to self-organize.  Here, in the article linked above, we have regular molecular motors working in a solid.

I had heard of this a month ago or so;   I found this quote, "Since the Nature Chemistry article appeared, a number of leading chemistry publications around the world have been reporting on the team’s findings, Dr. Loeb said."  When you see the community getting excited and the result gets generalized, you know it's happening!

Combine these nanomechanical motors with graphene, buckyballs and other already atomically precise nanotechnologies, and one can see nanomanufacturing happening a lot quicker.

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