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'Mechanically Active' DNA Material Designed
2012-10-23 07:46:47

Researchers at UC Santa Barbara designed a 'smart' material made of DNA that responds with movement when stimulated Artificial muscles and self-propelled goo may be the stuff of Hollywood fiction, but for UC Santa Barbara scientists Omar Saleh and Deborah Fygenson, the reality of it is not that far away. By blending their areas of expertise, the pair have created a dynamic gel made of DNA that mechanically responds to stimuli in much the same way that cells do. The results of their...

2011-10-19 08:20:49

Materials researchers at UC Santa Barbara validate decades-old Nobel-Prize-winning theory by developing a simplified lab technique for measuring polymer characteristics using magnets Researchers at UC Santa Barbara have developed a new and highly efficient way to characterize the structure of polymers at the nanoscale — effectively designing a routine analytical tool that could be used by industries that rely on polymer science to innovate new products, from drug delivery gels to...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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