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How an artificial intelligence bends a single molecule

Molecules, which are collections of tightly bound atoms, are all around in everyday life. For example, you can read this article because the light impinging on your retina drives a molecule called retinaldehyde to bend into a new 3D structure. This fine-tuning in the molecule's... click to read more

  • Christian Wagner | Group Leader at Peter-Grünberg Institute (PGI-3), Forschungszentrum Jülich, Jülich, Germany
  • Klaus-Robert Müller | Professor at Machine Learning Group, Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany
  • F. Stefan Tautz | Professor at Peter-Grünberg Institute (PGI-3), Forschungszentrum Jülich, Jülich, Germany
Views 2899
Reading time 4.5 min
published on Jul 9, 2021
What can land-free Earth teach us about climate evolution?

Predicting how the climate on our planet is evolving is crucial, especially under the ongoing climate change. But it is a challenging task, because the Earth climate is a complex, ever-changing system, involving many different factors influencing each other: sunlight, atmospheric carbon dioxide, polar ice... click to read more

  • Ariadna Fossas Tenas | PhD Student at Environmental Sciences Institute, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
Views 3218
Reading time 4 min
published on Jun 28, 2021
Strip it out and build it back! Engineering a morphogen gradient

Imagine finding yourself in a thick crowd of people and having to figure out your whereabouts. Before the advent of smartphones, you used to have two main options: asking someone, or inspecting your surroundings in hopes of recognizing any landmarks. The smell of fresh bread... click to read more

  • Luca Cocconi | PhD Student at The Francis Crick Institute, London, UK; Imperial College, London, UK
  • Marc de Gennes | PhD Student at The Francis Crick Institute, London, UK
  • Guillaume Salbreux | Professor at The Francis Crick Institute, London, UK; University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
Views 3074
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jun 16, 2021
How an artificial molecular machine pumps in nanoscale

Nature often uses sophisticated strategies beyond our imagination. For example, biomolecules such as enzymes and nucleic acids form dynamic networks, in which they loosely associate with each other only when they need to perform a task together. Taking inspiration from such weak and temporary interactions,... click to read more

  • Quentin Laurent | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at McGill University, Canada
Views 3051
Reading time 3.5 min
published on May 20, 2021
The World’s Longest Nanoscale Chain

A sheet of metal or wood is an inflexible one-dimensional material. Creating flexible one-dimensional structures from such hard materials is difficult, but can be done using chain-like structures made of interlocking of rings. Moreover, chain-like structures endow materials with ease of repairing any damage by... click to read more

  • Yasuki Kato | Master Student at Division of Advanced Science and Engineering, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Chiba University, Chiba, Japan
  • Sougata Datta | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Division of Advanced Science and Engineering, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Chiba University, Chiba, Japan
  • Shiki Yagai | Professor at Division of Advanced Science and Engineering, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Chiba University, Chiba, Japan
Views 3624
Reading time 3 min
published on May 19, 2021