DNA nanorobotic arm array

FromScience Daily, more on Ned Seemans DNA nanorobotic arms. NYU chemistry professor Nadrian C. Seeman and his graduate student Baoquan Ding have developed a DNA cassette — shown here as red L-shaped structures — containing a nanomechanical device that can be inserted within a DNA array and function there. (Image courtesy of New York University) …

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Carbon nanotube muscles created 100 times stronger than natural muscle

Carbon nanotube muscle 100 times stronger than normal muscle has been created. Spinning carbon nanotubes into yarn a fraction of the width of a human hair, researchers have developed artificial muscles that exert 100 times the force, per area, of natural muscle. This is according to Ray Baughman, director of the Nanotech Institute at the …

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Superconducting quantum computer update

Dwave systems has decided to push back the demo of their superconducting quantum computer until sometime in Q1/2007. The CTO does claim that In the almost 8 years since we started D-Wave I’ve only celebrated once (last week [Nov 20-26, 2006]), when the whole system was working beginning to end. The new programming environment includes …

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