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Anyone for DNA Origami?

Caltech press arelease flagged by Nasa Tech Briefs (thanks, niall_shapero for the alert.) It would appear the incredible shrinking computer will continue to do so awhile yet...

08/17/09
Caltech and IBM Scientists Use Self-Assembled DNA Scaffolding to Build Tiny Circuit Boards
Nanotechnology advance could lead to smaller, faster, more energy-efficient computer chips


Pasadena, Calif.--Scientists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and IBM's Almaden Research Center have developed a new technique to orient and position self-assembled DNA shapes and patterns--or "DNA origami"--on surfaces that are compatible with today's semiconductor manufacturing equipment. These precisely positioned DNA nanostructures, each no more than one one-thousandth the width of a human hair, can serve as scaffolds or miniature circuit boards for the precise assembly of computer-chip components.

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wordslinger
Aug. 26th, 2009 09:41 pm (UTC)
How very cool!
ghostwolf
Aug. 27th, 2009 03:15 am (UTC)
Those wanting those bio-implants from the cyberpunk genre should start reserving their wet-ware now. The possibilities are almost endless.

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