Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


Home > News > Programmed DNA forms fractal

April 7th, 2005

Programmed DNA forms fractal

A decade after the idea became the topic of his doctoral dissertation, a researcher at the California Institute of Technology has showed that it is possible to coax short strands of artificial DNA to spontaneously assemble into a Sierpinski triangle.

The DNA Sierpinski triangles show that there is no theoretical barrier to using molecular self-assembly to carry out any kind of computing and nanoscale fabrication, according to (Erik Winfree, an assistant professor of computer science at The California Institute of Technology). If someone comes up with the right rules, the right set of molecules should be able to carry out the instructions, he said.


Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

Possible Futures

Crystal clear: Thousand-fold fluorescence enhancement in an all-polymer thin film: Griffith University researchers report breakthrough due to novel and multi-layer Colloidal Photonic Crystal structure October 2nd, 2015

Scientists produce status check on quantum teleportation October 1st, 2015

Hopes of improved brain implants October 1st, 2015

Graphene Has a Place on the Hype Cycle, Says European Flagship Director October 1st, 2015

Molecular Nanotechnology

Nanomachines: Pirouetting in the spotlight September 29th, 2015

A different type of 2-D semiconductor: Berkeley Lab researchers produce first ultrathin sheets of perovskite hybrids September 26th, 2015

Scientists build wrench 1.7 nanometers wide: Tool allows fundamentally new way to control the shape of molecules September 25th, 2015

Tiny carbon-capturing motors may help tackle rising carbon dioxide levels September 24th, 2015


Scientists found a natural nanostructure to control the flow of light October 4th, 2015

Industrial Nanotech, Inc. Announces New Office in Arizona to Service the Company's New Regional and National Home Builders in Arizona and Nevada October 2nd, 2015

Production of High Temperature Ceramics with Modified Properties in Iran October 2nd, 2015

ISO Approves 2 Int'l Nanotechnology-Related Standards Proposed by Iran October 2nd, 2015

The latest news from around the world, FREE

  Premium Products
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More

Nanotechnology Now Featured Books


The Hunger Project

Car Brands
Buy website traffic