Latest Molecular machine Stories
Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Tiny "molecular machines" are expected to play a major role be the next generation of medicine as researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in New Mexico have announced a new technique that allows for the first-ever 3D imaging of these miniscule machines, according to a report in the journal Nature Methods. “Inside each cell in our bodies and inside every bacterium and virus are tiny but complex protein molecules...
Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences An innovative measurement method was used at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw for estimating power generated by motors of single molecule in size, comprising a few dozens of atoms only. The findings of the study are of crucial importance for construction of future nanometer machines – and they do not instil optimism. Nanomachines are devices of the future. Composed of a...
Because modern computers have to depict the real world with digital representations of numbers instead of physical analogues, to simulate the continuous passage of time they have to digitize time into small slices.
Just like people, some proteins have characteristic ways of "walking," which (also like human gaits) are not so easy to describe.
Physicist Richard Feynman in his famous 1959 talk, "Plenty of Room at the Bottom," described the precise control at the atomic level promised by molecular machines of the future.
Scientists have developed the world's smallest electric car, made from a single molecule, that move six billionths of a meter with just 10 electric bursts.
Interdisciplinary research between biology and physics aims to understand the cell and how it organizes internally.
Researchers have developed an electric motor that is just a billionth of a meter across.
The transport system inside living cells is a well-oiled machine with tiny protein motors hauling chromosomes, neurotransmitters and other vital cargo around the cell.