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Spiders at the Nanoscale: Molecules That Behave Like Robots

May 12, 2010

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A team of scientists from Columbia University, Arizona State University, the University of Michigan and Caltech have programmed an autonomous molecular "robot" made out of DNA, to start, move, turn and stop, while following a DNA track. The development could ultimately lead to molecular systems that might be used for medical therapeutic devices and molecular-scale reconfigurable robots--robots made of many simple units that can reposition or even rebuild themselves. Full Story

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