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From: National Science Foundation Update <nsf-update@xxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2008 16:02:58 -0600 (CST)
Subject: Molecular Walker Takes Baby Steps

Molecular Walker Takes Baby Steps

Molecular Walker

Researchers at the California Institute of Technology report they are able to program the pathways by which DNA molecules self-assemble, and hence to engineer diverse dynamic functions at the molecular level.

"This capability is essential for something like the memory of a DNA computer, which would need large groups of molecules that can toggle from the on/off position in a fast and reliable fashion," said National Science Foundation (NSF) Program Manager Kathy ...

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From: National Science Foundation Update <nsf-update@xxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2008 16:50:52 -0600 (CST)
Subject: Expanding Robotics Education at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Expanding Robotics Education at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Video still image of Glenn Nickens, a student at Norfolk State University, with his grapling robot.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) commemorated the upcoming birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. with a kick-off for the new Advancing Robotics Technology for Societal Impact (ARTSI) Alliance. Funded by a three-year, $2 million grant from NSF, ARTSI will develop outreach and education programs to encourage African-American students at both the K-12 and college level to pursue degrees and careers in computer science and robotics.

The event earlier this week featured demonstrations by ...

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