HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Blogs
Engineering Materials

3D Pictures of Huge, Self-Assembled DNA Structures

NO RATINGS
View Comments: Newest First|Oldest First|Threaded View
Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Science fiction actualized
Ann R. Thryft   5/8/2014 12:17:24 PM
NO RATINGS
That's funny, Cabe, and I agree with the impression of your artistic eye.

Cabe Atwell
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Science fiction actualized
Cabe Atwell   5/7/2014 10:26:21 PM
NO RATINGS
I would liken those photos to modern/post-modern artworks on a molecular scale. On the other hand, perhaps I need refinements in my judgment.

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Science fiction actualized
Ann R. Thryft   4/16/2014 11:13:51 AM
NO RATINGS
Isn't this fun Liz? You;re not alone--I'm not sure anyone understands how the tech works at the small scale: spontaneous self-assembly is one of the weirdest things in nature, whether the materials doing the self-assembly are natural ones or engineered, as in this case.

Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Science fiction actualized
Elizabeth M   4/16/2014 5:32:01 AM
NO RATINGS
These are impressive photos, Ann! I have to admit I don't quite understand how the technology works, but the visual images themselves are quite compelling.

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Science fiction actualized
Ann R. Thryft   4/15/2014 1:11:57 PM
NO RATINGS
These huge structures are still small at the macroscale, but are now big enough to be viewed. Seems like science fiction actualized.

Partner Zone
More Blogs from Engineering Materials
Many of the materials in this slideshow are resins or elastomers, plus reinforced materials, styrenics, and PLA masterbatches. Applications range from automotive and aerospace to industrial, consumer electronics and wearables, consumer goods, medical and healthcare, as well as sporting goods, and materials for protecting food and beverages.
Engineers trying to keep track of the ever-ballooning number of materials and machines for additive manufacturing and 3D printing now have some relief: a free searchable database with more than 350 machines and 450 different materials.
At JEC Europe Dow Automotive introduced a new ultra-fast, under-60-second molding cycle time for its commercial-grade VORAFORCE 5300 epoxy resin matrix for carbon composites. It's aimed at high-volume automotive manufacturing.
A new online manual that describes in detail the range of commercial technologies for joining automotive aluminum components is available free from the Aluminum Association.
Proto Labs is now offering an optical liquid silicone rubber (LSR) quick-turn molding service using Dow Corning's LSR material. Optical LSR is a transparent, flexible thermoset material that's replacing glass in many optical applications, especially lighting.
Design News Webinar Series
2/25/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
12/11/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
12/10/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
3/31/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Mar 30 - Apr3, Getting Hands-On with Cypress’ PSoC
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  67


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2015 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service