Nanomaterials give plants ‘super’ abilities

Science-fiction writers have long envisioned human-machine hybrids that wield extraordinary powers. However, ‘super plants’ with integrated nanomaterials may be much closer to reality. Today, scientists report the development of plants that can make nanomaterials called metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) and the application of MOFs as coatings on plants. The augmented plants could potentially perform useful new … More Nanomaterials give plants ‘super’ abilities

Programmable ‘Legos’ of DNA and protein building blocks create novel 3D cages

The central goal of nanotechnology is the manipulation of materials on an atomic or molecular scale, especially to build microscopic devices or structures. Three-dimensional cages are one of the most important targets, both for their simplicity and their application as drug carriers for medicine. DNA nanotechnology uses DNA molecules as programmable ”Legos” to assemble structures … More Programmable ‘Legos’ of DNA and protein building blocks create novel 3D cages

Slide Dryer II from Ted Pella & Mitos Dropix from Dolomite

The Slide Dryer II dries slides rapidly by circulating heated air over the slide surface, all enclosed in a compact design. The dryer operates from ambient temperature to 75°C (167°F) through the thermostat knob located on the top of the unit. Overheating is prevented by a thermal switch with an indicator light. The stainless steel … More Slide Dryer II from Ted Pella & Mitos Dropix from Dolomite

First bacterial genome created entirely with a computer

Scientists have developed a new method that greatly simplifies the production of large DNA molecules containing many hundreds of genes. With this method, they have built the first genome of a bacterium entirely designed by a computer algorithm. The method has the potential to revolutionize biotechnology. All the genome sequences of organisms known throughout the … More First bacterial genome created entirely with a computer