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Solar-Powered Robots

Preserving Chile’s Water with Solar-Powered Robots

Preserving water is a real challenge in hot, dry parts of the world. “Farmers in these countries often cover water reservoirs with thousands of...
nanoscalevideo

Scientists Lay out Why Some Origami Won’t Fold Under Pressure

Scientists and engineers are fascinated by self-folding structures. Imagine the possibilities: Heart stents that unfold in the right location or pop-up tents that assemble...
RNA and DNA origamivideo

Single-Stranded DNA and RNA Origami Go Live

Nanotechnologists are using DNA, the genetic material present in living organisms, as well as its multifunctional cousin RNA as the raw material in efforts...
DNA

New Form of DNA Discovered – Twice as Long as Normal

DNA can be stretched like an elastic band. Inside the nucleus, the long double helices are usually ‘crumpled up’. When the genetic information needs...
robot

Case Western Reserve University Researchers Design Soft, Flexible Origami-Inspired Robot

A Case Western Reserve University researcher has turned the origami she enjoyed as a child into a patent-pending soft robot that may one day...
DNA Origami

Even Better than DNA Origami

DNA is the stuff of life, but it is also the stuff of nanotechnology. Because molecules of DNA with complementary chemical structures recognize and...
microbotvideo

Microbot Origami Can Capture, Transport Single Cells

Researchers at North Carolina State University and Duke University have developed a way to assemble and pre-program tiny structures made from microscopic cubes –...
folding robots

No Battery, No Wire, No Problem

The traditional Japanese art of origami transforms a simple sheet of paper into complex, three-dimensional shapes through a very specific pattern of folds, creases,...
DNA machines

Switchable DNA Mini-machines Relay Information

Biomedical engineers have built simple machines out of DNA, consisting of arrays whose units switch reversibly between two different shapes. The arrays’ inventors say they...
cyber manufacturing

Researchers look to unleash creativity with custom cyber manufacturing

Before the Industrial Revolution, custom products were handmade by highly skilled individuals.  Basic products that most people have in their homes today were very...
Origami-inspired Robotvideo

Origami-inspired Robot Can Hitch a Ride with a Rover

The next rovers to explore another planet might bring along a scout. The Pop-Up Flat Folding Explorer Robot (PUFFER) in development at NASA's Jet Propulsion...
DNA Origami

Block Copolymer Micellization as a Protection Strategy for DNA Origami

The precise positioning of individual molecules with respect to one another is fundamentally challenging. DNA Nanotechnology enables the synthesis of nanometer-sized objects with programmable...
Remotely Control

Researchers Remotely Control Sequence in Which 2-D Sheets Fold Into 3-D...

Inspired by origami, North Carolina State University researchers have found a way to remotely control the order in which a two-dimensional (2-D) sheet folds...
Disorder

Programmable Disorder

In contrast to biology, engineering seldom takes advantage of the power of randomness for fabricating complex structures. Now, a group of Caltech scientists has...
malaria

‘Origami’ Rapid Malaria Test Receives Grand Challenges Explorations Grant

An interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers at Vanderbilt University headed by Stevenson Professor of Chemistry David Wright has designed a new kind of...
DNA Origami

DNA Origami Lights Up a Microscopic Glowing Van Gogh

The monochrome image—just the width of a dime across—was a proof-of-concept project that demonstrated, for the first time, how the precision placement of DNA...
programmable machines

Creating printable, programmable machines

NSF-funded researchers from MIT, the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard work to create methods for rapid robot customization
battery

Origami ninja star inspires battery design

A new disposable battery that folds like an origami ninja star could power biosensors and other small devices for use in challenging field conditions,...
DNA origami

Automating DNA origami opens door to many new uses

Like 3-D printing did for larger objects, method makes it easy to build nanoparticles out of DNA.
DNA Origami

DNA Origami: Folded DNA as a Building Material for Molecular Devices

Living things use DNA to store the genetic information that makes each plant, bacterium, and human being unique. The reproduction of this information is...