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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
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.