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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...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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