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

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online Researchers at the University of Manchester 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. The nanomachine, which is only a few millionths of a millimeter long, was constructed by professor David Leigh of the university´s School of Chemistry, and in a statement, the institute called it “the most advanced...

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. Scientists have built molecules that can, for the first time ever, move larger-than-atom-sized objects. Constructing molecular machines capable of performing relatively large-scale mechanical tasks has never been achieved before. Now, in an unprecedented breakthrough, chemists at Edinburgh University have used light to...

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2005-09-07 08:30:00

DUBLIN -- 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. Chemists at Edinburgh University said on Wednesday they had built molecules that can move objects larger than the size of an atom in an advance in the technology that deals with manipulating materials on a minuscule scale. "Although man's understanding of how to build and control molecular machines...


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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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