Wednesday, July 13, 2011

DNA and Quantum Dots?

Well it appears researchers, this time form the university of Toronto, have engineered what they call an "artificial molecule" that can be assembled into a whole new range of nano-materials. This is big, especially when one of those nano-materials can be turned into one that controls and directs energy it absorbs from light. In other words, it is basically a self-assembling antenna for "light" out of quantum dots that can lead to new ways to harvest energy from light.

                                                  (University of Toronto Engineering)

Quantum Dots are like small semi conductors which can be customized to absorb energy efficiently and emit light in finely-tuned ways. Using DNA allows for a high degree of specificity and coaxing them with Quantum dots allows for a new generation of materials that are composed of completely new applications.

85 comments:

Neon said...

This is very interesting, innovative technology
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Scrubby Bear said...

Technology is advancing so damn quick! Soon, I bet these Quantum Dots will become a new medical spotlight!

blorriepoes said...

love the daily techs :D
+1

GMSoccerPicks said...

Any info of real life uses for this? Its very interesting.

Luukash said...

I love your blog =D

KrowOne said...

Interesting. I wonder how people can use this technology...

Alex said...

I dont see how it could be useful for people, but I am not great spec in science
Follow your blog

PabloO said...

Any known uses for this technologies? Interesting post!

Michael Arsenault said...

wow that's is actually quite interesting, amazing what the future holds for us!
followed!

Assassin Drake said...

This is big news indeed!

RolandoMota123 said...

Brool Story Co.

gog said...

gotcha babe-nice werk

Charles Godfrey said...

Does this mean alternative, less polluting energy?
Followed.

HeadAche01 said...

That is very interesting indeed, thinking of new possibilities me is already :D

BigOryx said...

wow thats a great way to harvest energy from light, love it

Rlx said...

Thats awesome.

Razthespaz said...

Damn technology is moving fast, +follow

XPSMcLaren said...

Okay... how do I use this to make my Formula 1 car faster?

Cunctus scio said...

grat, following

FateIT said...

Nice

This Guy said...

Technology moving fast or too fast? Makes you wonder where are our ideas coming from besides just science.

Nobel Sloth said...

So it would be possible to put many DNAs on my roof and harvest energy through them?

Keine Scheisse said...

Interesting post. Keep it on ;-)

Losing My Balance said...

Artifical molecule sounds so exciting, so many possibilities. Followed :)

To Tipota said...

This is the future.. Can't wait to see Quantum Dots applied in everyday's life.

TheSixthSon said...

I love the new cutting edge quantum mechanics, great blog!
+1 Follower

Wikid said...

this just bleq my mind!

blorriepoes said...

wow damn we going faaast

LaezE Boy said...

remember when stuff like this was science fiction?

J said...

Sounds complex. Doesn't harvesting energy from light just mean solar power?

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Cheryl said...

I like reading about new technology, especially nano-materials. This is great

busticati said...

Very interesting! Followed.

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Shockgrubz said...

The advent of synthetic DNA coupled with nano-materials is a breakthrough science needs to usher in a new era of greatness.
Love your blog!

Dylanthulhu said...

Hey, these are really neat. I find it amazing how far mankind has come.

Hot New Music Today said...

That's incredible! Awesome.

Things on my wishlist said...

thats awesome, quantum stuff always interests me

ready to grow said...

interesting...lets see how they can put that to real world use.

gog said...

good show old bean!

ToDecomposeDude said...

I'm wondering when is it going to be widely used in some branch of technology

Steven said...

Wow looks interesting. What would be the real world uses?

1HipHopBlog said...

Interesting to say the least, good stuff.

FabFawk said...

I have to look these things up! Very interesting!
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Gambling Degenerate said...

wow this is insane, im stoked for more posts from you, definitely following i love this kind of stuff

Braden said...

I love technology, great posts.

Choms1337 said...

yeah very nice :P cool blog, followed :)

NoseFire said...

Great! Looking forward to nano-thechnologies.

Thedarkside said...

amazing!! and really interesting blog, /following

unevenlove said...

Now that's amazing and cool. Thanks for posting.

CTaylor said...

My brother-in-law loves this kind of stuff

Wikid said...

Nice post.

Amber said...

Seriously cool

Following

Elliot MacLeod-Michael said...

this is the kind of news that gives me hope for the human race. thanks very much for sharing it.
+followed

Cory McGuffin said...

I love technology! You never know what they are going to do next.

gog said...

LEDs are too dim. as soon as you have to do something like read a paper book, they just dont cut it. i've heard they are phasing out neon tube lighting. guess i gotta getta kindle.

Drumsticks said...

Very interesting! + 1 Followed

Public Sobriety said...

looks interesting. i think i'll enjoy this blog. followed.

RainbowLungs said...

this is CRAZY! how do people do this stuff?! so clever.

James said...

Shit, funny how in twenty years this stuff will be outdated xD

Indiehashtag said...

What about real life applications for this?

AIS said...

Cool blog worth following...
but I am a bit confused... how does the DNA help with this?

Shaw said...

Very fascinating

Diego Sousa said...

mind blowing stuff!
following you

Jason said...

Awesome post! Great blog - I look forward to your upcoming posts!

TomHastings said...

Simply intriguing. Definitely going to follow this one :)

Borre Kool said...

this is a nice blog man, following :)

Sono said...

did u saw the gelatina without air inside dude ?

it was very cool, science is improving, also, very beautiful.

Eric said...

Very interesting! I wonder how we will be able to apply this new technology!

Derrick O said...

follwing and supporting!

Mike said...

whoaa I just followed and this kinda tripped me out. great blog thoguh

Al3xaG said...

owow so many possibilities with that

Max Silver said...

That's absolutely fascinating!

WFMS said...

Wow, I'm still amazed at how fast technology is advancing these days!

Bigshanks BSc said...

Interesting read, technology is an amazing thing! following for future updates and insights

Sketchar said...

Damn this probably the most interesting blog I have come across so far, going to follow this!
To bad we won't see much about new energy solutions, like sure they made plasma and that, but still so much research to be done.

Dude T.A said...

delete comment above from avery. you know why

Rachel Neilson said...

That's actually really neat, I love learning about DNA. Makes me wish I pursued science in uni.

HK said...

Lol high in chem class @_@ this is ccool and relevant !

Geojour said...

The University of Arkansas (my school) just finished building a new nanotech building. I hope we see some discoveries from us soon on your blog!

DIYgaming said...

As always, very cool post!

Clueless Dolphin said...

Wow, that's incredible
followed!

TheCostOfCats said...

I actually work with some guys who make Quantum Dots. They once explained the tedious fabrication process to me, but all I remember was the ending: "...and then they fall apart."

These things are notoriously difficult to stabilize, and even the best ones breakdown in a few hours.

thomau5 said...

wow! we may see some quantum dots in the public sometime near in the future.

Dilord said...

This is awesome, I can see the future with nanotechs. Can't be helped but be and enthusiastic bastard about it!

Anonymouse said...

wow, that's pretty neat, i look forward to seeing what comes from this discovery.

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