Scientists observe your body's own self-assembling nanomachines in…

Your body contains natural processes that are akin to the nanomachines that we hope to build in the future — creating tiny mechanisms out of proteins that can do repair work at tiny scales. But because of the incredibly small scales and lightning fast processes of these mechanisms, we've almost never been able to see… » 6/11/12 11:10am 6/11/12 11:10am

When science narratives go bad

In the following essay, Jennifer Ouellette explores what happens when otherwise normal science documentaries attempt to give their topics dramatic flourish...and fail hard. » 7/03/10 3:47pm 7/03/10 3:47pm

Hamsters And Teeny Factory Workers Show Us Our Nanotech Future

Two new nano-bio breakthroughs give us hope that our shining nanotech future could be closer than we think. One researcher harnessed the power of crazed hamsters, while another one has perfected ambidextrous DNA-based nano-machines. » 3/27/09 11:16am 3/27/09 11:16am