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Researchers Building Nanomachine Inspired By Ribosomes
2013-01-13 10:16:51

Researchers have developed a machine that can effectively mimic the process by which the ribosome translates genetic code to build protein in the cells of our bodies.

2005-09-07 15:55:00

A major advance in nanotechnology with far-reaching potential benefits in medicine and other fields is to be announced at this year's BA Festival of Science in Dublin.

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2005-09-07 08:30:00

Scientists have made a breakthrough in nanotechnology which could hasten the development of molecular machines that could act as artificial muscles or drug delivery systems in the body.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.