Tag Archives: self assembly

Wyss Institute Researchers Create Programmable Smart Glue From DNA

Researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University have developed a new programmable smart glue made of DNA ¬†that can aid tiny bricks to self assemble into complex objects. DNA is an ideal choice for the world’s first programmable glue because of the specificity of the base;. A binds to T […]

Nanoflowers Blossom in Beakers at Harvard Engineering School

Researchers at Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have created fields of flowers out of crystals spread across glass slides in the laboratory. These aren’t some pygmy variety of flowers that occur in nature, but nanostructures created by manipulating the process of crystal formation. It is not something conceptualized out of the blue, but […]