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Engineers invent programming language to build synthetic DNA

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Similar to using Python or Java to write code for a computer, chemists soon could be able to use a structured set of instructions to “program” how DNA molecules interact in a test tube or cell.
A team led by the University of Washington has developed a programming language for chemistry that it hopes will streamline efforts to design a network that can guide the behavior of chemical-reaction mixtures in the same way that embedded electronic controllers guide cars, robots and other devices.
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Domain walls as new information storage medium

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While searching for ever smaller devices that can be used as data storage systems and novel sensors, physicists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) have directly observed magnetization dynamics processes in magnetic nanowires and thus paved the way for further research in the field of nanomagnetism. Continue reading “Domain walls as new information storage medium” »

Structure Sensor: Capture the World in 3D

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Capture models of rooms, 3D scan objects, play augmented reality games, and develop mobile applications with 3D sensing. The Structure Sensor gives mobile devices the ability to capture and understand the world in three dimensions
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DNA and artificial nose

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DNA puts Stanford chemists on scent of better artificial nose

A new approach to building an “artificial nose” – using fluorescent compounds and DNA – could accelerate the use of sniffing sensors into the realm of mass production and widespread use, say Stanford chemists. If their method lives up to its promise, it could one day detect everything from incipiently souring milk to high explosives.

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