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Image of the Day
Image of the Day: Cocoon
Sukanya Charuchandra | May 23, 2018
Researchers have taken inspiration from wild silk moths to craft fibers that can transport images.
Image of the Day: Nanobot Schematic
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Apr 13, 2018
A magnetically controlled device could have applications in studies of cell biology and biophysics.
Image of the Day: Colorful Butterfly-Bot
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Apr 5, 2018
Scientists engineered biomaterials similar to those chameleons use to change color and applied them to a robot.
Image of the Day: 3-D Nanofibers
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Mar 7, 2018
Researchers created a nanofibrous scaffold to see how it supports cell growth.
DNA Robots Target Cancer
Abby Olena | Feb 12, 2018
Researchers use DNA origami to generate tiny mechanical devices that deliver a drug that cuts off the blood supply to tumors in mice.
Image of the Day: Mobile Nanotweezers
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Feb 1, 2018
Magnetically-driven nanobots could be used to manipulate microscopic objects, including bacteria and fluorescent nanodiamonds.
Top Technical Advances in 2017
Shawna Williams | Dec 24, 2017
The year’s most impressive achievements include new methods to extend CRISPR editing, patch-clamp neurons hands-free, and analyze the contents of live cells.
Image of the Day: Solar Butterfly
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Oct 27, 2017
The wings of black butterflies are inspiring the design of new solar-cell technology.
Cargo-Sorting DNA Robots
Ruth Williams | Sep 14, 2017
Autonomous molecules that collect, carry, and sort different genetic packages usher in a new era for nucleic-acid robotics.
Tiny Motors Deliver Ulcer Medication in Mouse Stomachs
Shawna Williams | Aug 17, 2017
The mini machines treated infection somewhat better than antibiotics plus the typical proton pump inhibitor medication.